War is dis­gusted by Blues’ ref­fin’ out­rage

COM­PLAINT DRIVEN BY THEIR LOSS

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 - By JIMMY POL­LOCK

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.

Ha­tred

“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.”

SHORT­AGE: Pulis

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