War is disgusted by Blues’ reffin’ outrage
COMPLAINT DRIVEN BY THEIR LOSS
LEEDS manager Neil Warnock has criticised Chelsea’s decision to file a complaint against ref Mark Clattenburg.
The European champions have accused the 37-yearold official of using “inappropriate language” to two of their players, Juan Mata and John Obi Mikel, during the stormy game at Stamford Bridge.
The alleged remarks, that have been interpreted as racist, came at the end of a troubled day for Clattenburg.
He sent off two Chelsea players and allowed United’s winning goal to stand despite looking offside.
His most high-profile decision was to dismiss Fernando Torres for diving, and Warnock doubts whether a complaint would have been made had Chelsea won the game.
The former QPR boss said: “I’m disgusted at what has gone on. I am on Mark Clattenburg’s side.
“We ask referees to deal with it and man-manage and that’s what he does. If Chelsea had won there would not have been a complaint.
“If it is proved wrong, whatever Chelsea players alleged that Mark said, I hope they get done.”
Yet Warnock’s fans are far from squeeky clean as they were branded “vile animals” by Wednesday boss Dave Jones for some of their chants and Warnock wants the state of football to be changed.
“In the Wednesday game they were chanting about everybody. Everybody got stick, above the normal type you get,” he said.
“Chants of ‘Istanbul’, where two Leeds fans were murdered.
“A lot of these are grown men in suits with kids. I think it’s getting worse and I don’t know what the answer is.
“When you see the hatred in some of the supporters’ faces, you can’t ask a steward to go and climb in the middle of them and bring somebody out, they would get killed.”