Chelseas Serious Allegation & The Need For A Little Caution

“Super Sunday”, then, didn’t quite end up as “Super” as those who trailed it might have liked. Since the start of the season, a sense of disillusionment has been growing amongst many supporters, and it seems unlikely that those who have been coming around to this point of view will have had their feelings assuaged very much by the events of yesterday afternoon. Headline stacked upon headline. In the first match of the day, Luis Suarez was denied an injury time for Liverpool in their derby match against Everton by a linesmans flag, a decision received with with incandescent fury on the red half of Merseyside and, if social media provides anything like a gauge on public opinion, barely-stifled sniggers elsewhere. Then came the match between Chelsea and Manchester United. Even before the allegations made this evening by Chelsea against referee Mark Clattenburg, this had been a match in which he, rather than any of the players, had become the centre of attention thanks to his sending off of Branislav Ivanovic – not particularly controversial in itself – and Fernando Torres – an altogether more questionable decision which should probably should have ended in the other person involved, Jonny Evans, receiving a card of some description rather than Torres being dismissed¬† – before Manchester Uniteds winning goal, scored by Javier Hernandez, was allowed in spite of the Manchester United...

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