Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swanson has explained why Chelsea did not get involved in the Met Police's investigation into referee Mark Clattenberg:
Peter Herbert, Chairman of the Society of Black Lawyers - the group which referred to the complaint to the Metropolitan Police - told ITV News he was disappointed that police had not informed him before announcing that their investigation had been dropped.
Police said the investigation was dropped because "no victims have come forward" with evidence, and that, said Mr Herbert, is "partly the problem with football."
That no Chelsea player contacted police is "something the game has to consider," he said.
He added: "What the FA should do is forward any statements they have received to the police."
The FA investigation into Mark Clattenburg continues.
Police said their investigation into referee Mark Clattenburg was dropped after no victims came forward with evidence.
A statement said:
An investigation was launched into alleged comments made during a football match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC at Stamford Bridge on 28 October 2012.
This follows on from a complaint received by the Metropolitan Police Service on 29 October.
Enquiries were made and no victims have come forward.
The matter will remain as a recorded incident.
– Metropolitan Police
Without a victim and/or any evidence that any offence has been committed, the matter cannot currently be investigated.
If the situation changes and a victim and/or evidence to support an allegation of a crime comes to police attention then further enquiries will if appropriate be made.
Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swanson has seen a Metropolitan Police statement:
Met Police no longer investigating complaint into Mark Clattenburg: "Without victim/evidence.. matter cannot currently be investigated."From @skysports_bryan on Twitter:
Met Police on Clattenburg: "Can confirm enquires made and no victims have come forward. The matter will remain as a recorded incident."From @skysports_bryan on Twitter:
Rob Harris is a sports reporter for the Associated Press:
Chelsea never complained to the Met Police about Clattenburg. Probe prompted by Society of Black Lawyers chairman based on media reportsFrom @RobHarris on Twitter:
Referee Mark Clattenberg has not been assigned a Premier League fixture again this weekend.
The FA is expected to reach a decision this week on whether he will face charges following claims he used "inappropriate language" towards John Obi Mikel.
The Football Association is expected to reach a decision this week on whether referee Mark Clattenburg will face charges following claims he used "inappropriate language" towards John Obi Mikel.
Chelsea submitted a dossier of evidence to the FA alleging Clattenburg used a term understood to have been interpreted as racist during the Premier League match against Manchester United on October 28.
Clattenburg, seen below near his home today, denies the accusations against him.
Referee Mark Clattenburg will not officiate in any matches this weekend, the Professional Game Match officials Ltd said.
Clattenburg has been accused of using "inappropriate language" towards Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel during the club's defeat to Manchester United.
Roberto Di Matteo said John Obi Mikel - who Chelsea claim was racially abused by referee Mark Clattenburg - is in a "good" frame of mind.
Chelsea's official Twitter account said: