UK police drop Clattenburg 'racism' complaint
Published on Nov 14, 2012 6:16 AM
LONDON (AFP) - British police said on Tuesday they had no plans to continue enquiries into a complaint regarding alleged racist comments by referee Mark Clattenburg towards a Chelsea player because no victim had come forward.
The Society of Black Lawyers reported Clattenburg to London's Metropolitan Police after Chelsea complained to the Football Association the referee used a term understood to have been interpreted as racist towards John Obi Mikel during the 3-2 Premier League defeat by Manchester United on October 28.
While the separate FA enquiry is continuing, a police statement said, from their perspective, "the matter cannot currently be investigated".
"An investigation was launched into alleged comments made during a football match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC at Stamford Bridge on 28 October 2012," the statement said.
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