From the start I will declare that if this referee Clattenberg did call Mikel ( a Chelsea player) a monkey meaning it to be a racist slur...he should
All refs are mic ed up so his comments and the Chelsea players comments would be heard by the miced up assistants as well.
Mark Clattenberg is a controversial referee as well as being one of the best in Europe and the world.
Referees are abused constantly..there have been numerous reports of foreign players ..playing in the English Premier League abusing referees and other
players in their own language.
Did this ref just snap and the word "monkey" just came out?
If he had called a white player a "monkey" would he be in trouble...?
Are black skinned people so thin skinned that they need to destroy a persons career for a momentary outburst after they have been haranging and
abusing the referee?
The way this is being spinned...it seems the only racists are the white english and racism is not inherent in any other race.
No one condones racism...but is it not self racist to be so deeply offended by the "term monkey?
We all as humans evolved from apes and monkeys..so why the offense?
It is almost nonsensical...this Mikel guy gets paid approx three or so million pounds a year in a nation who has given him the privilege to reside in(
he is not English).. he lives a lifestyle that most English people can only dream of...he abuses the ref and then runs to the authorities for what was
probably a breaking point brain snap retort..(if he said the word).
Commonly the word monkey is used to describe people who act unruly or cheeky.
Perhaps that is the context of the referees reference to "monkey"?
Is" monkey " a criminal word?
This refs career is over beieve me...he is finished.
Good on ya ...mikel....perhaps you should get a medal.
Espescially if one reads this excerpt from the Dail Mail link. in quotes
"Chelsea have not disputed the fact that Mikel heard the claim he had been abused by Clattenburg only after the match when he was told by
non-English-speaking team-mate Ramires.
His version of the exchange was translated from his native Portuguese by his Brazilian team-mate David Luiz. United’s players have been asked by the
club whether they heard any abusive comments by Clattenburg during the match and none reported anything untoward.'
Mikel didn't even know until he was told by a non English speaking team mate after the game who had to relay it to Mikel via a translating team
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