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Mark Clattenburg is still yet to be invited to speak to Football Association investigators about his role in the events of Chelsea's game against Manchester United nine days ago, part of the thinking behind him being kept off the referees' roster for a second weekend.

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Sir Alex Ferguson today attacked Chelsea for accusing accusing referee Mark Clattenburg of racially abusing abusing John Obi Mikel during last Sunday's match at Stamford Bridge, declaring that he simply did not believe the player's claim.

Juan Mata silent over Mark Clattenburg allegations

Juan Mata stayed silent over allegations Mark Clattenburg used “inappropriate language” towards him after his blog on Chelsea's acrimonious defeat to Manchester United went online today.

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Reading manager Brian McDermott would back players over referee

Reading boss Brian McDermott today revealed he would back his players if they made a complaint of abuse against a referee.

Hernandez has last laugh as Clattenburg's cruel twist settles pulsating encounter

As the extra stewards were deployed around the mouth of the tunnel and the home crowd focused their outrage exclusively on the man in black, Mark Clattenburg will have had that growing sense of dread that in modern football's high court of HD super slo-mo replays, he had been found guilty of error.

Mikel kidnap gang wanted £2.4bn

Two Nigerian soldiers who kidnapped Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father one point demanded a $4bn (£2.4bn) ransom they considered "chicken change" for the team.

Obi Mikel's father free after 10-day kidnap ordeal

John Obi Mikel's father has been released by the kidnappers who abducted him 11 days ago, the Chelsea midfielder's agent confirmed last night. Local police said five suspects had been arrested.

'Sizeable' ransom demand for John Obi Mikel's father

A "sizeable" ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers of John Obi Mikel's father, the Chelsea midfielder's representatives confirmed today.

Kidnappers make contact with Mikel family

Contact has been made with the kidnappers of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father, according to reports in Nigeria.

Chelsea star's plea after father is kidnapped in Nigeria

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel last night appealed for the release of his father, who has become the latest high-profile person to be abducted in a surge of kidnappings in Nigeria.

John Obi Mikel father abducted in Nigeria

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has appealed for information on the whereabouts of his father, who has been abducted in his native Nigeria.

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