Congrats to the skippers at the helm of the good ship MRFC.
Personally, I think it's a bit of hard cheese from Chelsea re Mark Clattenberg.
He is a highly skilled man who knows his decisions can win or lose titles and must stand by them. In hindsight, TV has a lot to play in the current ref issues. Refs have to make the decisions in seconds, it's as simple as that. Most of us mere mortals think it's hard deciding which socks to wear, let alone was he off side or did he handle the ball. Refs are a bit like policemen in as much as they make a decision as they see it there and then. Only later when your Mancinis, Fergusons, Vengers, all of them blokes who should know better, along with those smart alec lawyers, paid hundreds per hour, who have days to sift the evidence and pick holes in it before a trial months later, will try and prove the ref or the bobby was wrong. Believe me, I'd like to see any league manager be as consistent as premier refs have to be and the smart alec lawyer deal with a fast incident idiot at 2am in seconds.....They'd all fail miserably and why? They are simply not good enough to do them jobs, otherwse they would, because after all they know it better than the professional, or so they say.
For once I stand behind Clattenberg, so what if he told a player to "##CK OFF", the only language people understand is their own kind. I doubt he said anything racist, he is too clever to be a moron. Watch the game on sky or the Beeb and see how many times these players, on thousands per week, swear at the ref, and 9 times out of 10 he'll excuse it, why, because he is a professional, in a cauldron of energy. It goes with the territory. Today, sadly, racisim is an easy word to banter about in soccer. The seriousness of it will be watered down if everyone shouts "racist" at the drop of the hat, this will detract from the true racisim in football and the good efforts being made to stamp it out on the pitch and terraces.
Is it Racist to say "Shut up you Spanish idiot?" Depends which side of the fence you sit on I suppose, but lets not get carried away. Racisim sadly, exits in this sport and you will never eradicate.