FA Suspend Referee Mark Clattenburg For Going To An Ed Sheeran Concert

Chris Wright

29th, October 2014


By Chris Wright


The FA have suspended Mark Clattenburg from refereeing any Premier League games this weekend after he sullied his name by attending an Ed Sheeran concert immediately after officiating West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last Saturday.

According to ESPN FC, Clattenburg shot off after the game on his own so he could dart back to Newcastle to make the Sheeran show at the Metro Radio Arena that evening.

However, FA rules state that referees must travel to and from games with their assistants for “security and integrity purposes”, therefore leaving them with no choice but to sting Clattenburg for metaphorically urinating in the face of protocol.

It’s also being alleged in some quarters that Clattenburg spoke to Palace manager Neil Warnock while sat in his car after the match – which is, of course, another big no-no.

An informal natter with Neil Warnock followed by an Ed Sheeran concert? That’s fancy livin’!


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  1. Zam says:

    They should suspend him for his complete lack of refereeing skills, that game alone was a disaster.

  2. Cosa says:

    I guarantee Ebola is the reason for this

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