The English referee Mark Clattenburg allowed on upcoming match whistle a match – because he has attended a concert. His crime: He traveled alone before the game on and off. This is prohibited in the Premier League.
The Mark Clattenburg had imagined differently: Relaxed wanted the referee after the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace (2: 2) take the car home – by following a concert by Ed Sheran in the Metro Radio Arena to visit in Newcastle. Now he has therefore been suspended for the next match.
The reason: Referees must in the English league, together with their assistants to other games and leave, for reasons of “safety and integrity”, as they say. But Clattenburg, 39, was traveling alone.
Another accusation weighs even heavier: After the match, the referee of the Olympic final in 2012 is said to have the phone with Crystal-coach Neil Warnock, because it wanted to discuss some incidents during the game with him. Also, this is not actually allowed him. The League would like to prevent that a suspected influence may arise.
Clattenburg for the small affair comes at an inopportune time, he was the resignation of Star Referee Howard Webb on his way to become England’s top referee. However, it is not the first time in his career that he causes a sensation: Clattenburg has already been closed for eight months – for studies that concerned his private life and business debts.
On May 1, 2014 Clattenburg made for a novelty when he sent the two previously substituted player Mirko Vucinic and Lazar Markovi, in the cab on the Game Juventus against Benfica Lisbon in the Europa League, with a red card from the bench.