Football Association to make decision on Mark Clattenburg racism inquiry by end of the week
Mark Clattenburg will know by the end of this week whether he will face a Football Association charge after Chelsea’s claim that the referee used “inappropriate language” towards John Obi Mikel.
The Football Association is spending this weekend transcribing, collating and — in the case of Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires who speaks little English — translating the statements taken last week by its investigators.
The evidence will be assessed over the next few days with the FA acutely aware that it is in everyone’s interest for the case not to drag on. It will then be decided whether Clattenburg should face a charge.