Everton manager spoke to referee as he left the pitch
I can say with hand on heart that as far as referees are concerned it is inconceivable for me that a top referee could make a racist remark to a player. It's such a sensitive issue, and quite rightly so, that I would be staggered if Mark Clattenburg had even thought such nonsense.
Football moved on at White Hart Lane last night, with relief and gratitude. This was not quite an ordinary FA Cup quarter-final, and there was a very dignified nod to the events of 10 days ago before the game and at half-time.
The rules regarding penalties have changed, according to Andre Villas-Boas.
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has accused the Football Association of "losing the plot" over its rules on managers commenting on referees. Stoke manager Tony Pulis was warned this week as to his future conduct after praising Howard Webb ahead of his side's FA Cup semi-final with Bolton, which Webb officiated.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after making complimentary comments about referee Howard Webb.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Chelsea counterpart Carlo Ancelotti have both received warnings from the Football Association for making comments about Howard Webb before their recent Barclays Premier League clash.
Gary Neville has admitted a cynicism about testimonials has emerged over the past few years.
Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for posting a picture of referee Howard Webb on Twitter.
Babel faces action over picture of referee in United shirt / Gerrard red compounds misery
Roger Carr, the tycoon who saw through the sale of the 200-year-old British company Cadbury to the US multinational Kraft in February, has been knighted for services to industry in today's New Year Honours list.
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The European Champions Spain have become the World Champions for the first time in their first final-and deserved it. They were the better side with better players.
The Dutch media today labelled English referee Howard Webb a "chump" following his controversial display in Holland's 1-0 defeat to Spain in the World Cup final last night.
Bert van Marwijk tried to blame the Netherlands' defeat on English referee Howard Webb last night after his side's negative approach failed to stop Spain in the World Cup final.
Howard Webb's appointment as referee for the World Cup final has been greeted with dismay by the Spanish press.