Nothing To See Here: Should Chelsea Apologise For The Clattenburg Affair?


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Elaine says:

    Apoligise? They should pay all the fees he has missed and a substantial sum for deformation of character.
    If they dont – Every fan in the country and the “Powers that be”
    should donate to pay the greatest lawyer on the planet and his legal team to take Chelsea down on this one – for the future and sake of football around the world!

  2. hattersfan says:

    Something stinks at Chelsea; an arrogance that thinks money solves all problems. A club that shows no loyalty to its managers but stands by its racist captain whatever stunt he pulls.

  3. Haywain says:

    An apology (or suitable statement) from Chelsea would be good. An even more impressive source of apology would be a certain Peter Herbert of the Society of Black Lawyers, who has had a lot to say on the subject. But don’t expect to see that either.

  4. kentrebel says:

    Did they have to report the allegation to the FA, yes. Did they have to go public, not at all. They should apologise to Clattenberg for that and Peter Herbert should be ashamed of his actions but I suspect that neither will happen

  5. Micky F says:

    I think Ian is being far to generous to Chelsea in his assessment of the reasoning behind their actions, I think 99% of the population saw it for what it was straight away. I agree with the previous posters comments on Mr Herbert – a wiser person wouldn’t have touched this one with a barge pole yet he decides that it’s a matter for the police? His judgement is seriously lacking for a person who claims to be a top lawyer.

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