Juan Mata was partly responsible for Mark Clattenburg’s decision to leave the Premier League

Failing to support him

Mark Clattenburg sent shockwaves through the Premier League by quitting for Saudi Arabia, and now it’s emerged that the incident with Chelsea players Juan Mata and John Obi Mikel actually contributed to that.

Former general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board Keith Hackett claimed that when the official was accused of calling Mikel a ‘monkey’ and Mata a ‘Spanish twat’, he didn’t receive the support he needed from the PGMOL – and...

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