Clattenburg cleared by FA

The Football Association has announced that no disciplinary action will be taken against the County Durham football referee Mark Clattenburg.

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Chelsea accept decision made by the FA

Chelsea Football Club have said in a statement that they accept the decision of the Football Association not to take any action against Mark Clattenburg over a complaint by the club that he used a racist remark towards one of their players.

In a statement from the club they also acknowledged the charges brought against Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel.

"Chelsea Football Club accepts the Football Association's decision regarding Mark Clattenburg and welcomes the fact that the FA recognises the club and players were correct in reporting the matter.

The club also notes the charge brought against John Mikel Obi. While the player does not deny the charge, he will request a personal hearing to explain the mitigating circumstances.

With regards to the Mark Clattenburg decision, the club accepts the case is now concluded and notes the FA states the allegation was made in good faith."

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