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John Mikel Obi Makes Peace With Referee Mark Clattenburg

The official was
cleared of allegations
he used inappropriate
language towards the Nigeria international
during, Mikel Obi thePremier League clash
with Manchester
United back in

Mikel Obi was subsequently
handed a three-match ban
by the Football Association
for confronting Clattenburg
after the game and now
insists the matter needs to
be consigned to the past.

Speaking from Japan where
Chelsea are involved in the
Club World Cup, Mikel Obi
said: “Everything is put to
bed, we move on. If he
refereed a game there
would certainly be no

“Now it is done, I am glad it
is over. I am sure he is glad it
is over as well, and the FA.
We can move on from
here.” Mikel Obi
But Mikel does believe that
the issue of racism in English
football still needs to be
addressed and feels that all
parties should unite in an
effort to eradicate the

Mikel Obi added: “It has
been there for years.
Hopefully everyone will work
together – the players and
the FA – to make sure we try
to stop things like that.”

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