Chelsea regret handling of Mark Clattenburg racism accusation

  • 27 November 2012
Mark Clattenburg

Chelsea say they "regret" the way they handled their accusation that referee Mark Clattenburg used racial language towards midfielder John Mikel Obi.

In a joint statement with the Premier League and the Match Officials Board Chelsea admitted they should have "given more consideration" before making their allegation public.

It went on to say "It is time to draw a line under this incident."

The claims were dismissed by the Football Association and the police.