Keith Hackett hits out at Mark Clattenburg’s suggestion he ‘allowed’ Tottenham to self-destruct vs Chelsea

Mark Clattenburg points during a game
Mark Clattenburg was a top referee in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

Mark Clattenburg’s former boss Keith Hackett has hit out at the referee for his ‘nonsense’ claims about Tottenham and Chelsea.

Hackett, a mentor of Clattenburg’s and the former general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, expressed his disappointment at the controversial comments.

Clattenburg claimed he ‘allowed’ Tottenham to ‘self-destruct’ against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2016 and deliberately avoided sending off Spurs players.

The referee suggested he refused to hand out red cards so as to avoid being blamed for Totteham losing the… Read the full story

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