Friday, 28 November 2014


N the list of officials who will take charge in next Tuesday's matches, Mark Clattenburg's name is again missing.
Instead, he is fourth official to Lee Mason for the match between Leicester and Liverpool.

It seems to add fuel to the claim made by former referee Mark Halsey that his friend is being sidelined in the run-up to the European Championships.

Writing earlier this month in his column in  the Bolton News, his local newspaper, he says: "The way he has been treated is wrong.

"I can't help but think it's motivated by the fact that they (the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd) don't want him to referee in the European Championships next summer.

"They have someone else in mind whose face fits."

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