Chelsea should issue a full and frank apology to Mark Clattenburg and compensate him for the games he missed out on officiating, reckons Alan Leighton.
The referee hasn’t taken charge of a game since the end of October when it was alleged he’d said something abusive and/or insulting to John Obi Mikel.
But the charges were dropped after the Football Association confirmed that after considering the evidence there was no case for Clattenburg to answer.
And the national secretary of referees union Prospect believes that Chelsea need to say sorry to the official and reimburse him for the work he lost.
He told Drive Time: “Chelsea should make a full and unreserved apology to Mark for the way that they’ve treated him over this.
“They should compensate him and make a contribution to show racism the red card and to Kick It Out to help their valuable work in trying to rid football and society of racism.”