Chelsea lodge complaint about referee's language
LONDON (REUTERS) - Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg could find himself in hot water after Chelsea lodged an official complaint about him using "inappropriate language" to two of their players in a tumultuous 3-2 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday.
Leaders Chelsea's unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end when Javier Hernandez scored a dubious-looking 75th minute winner for United after Clattenburg had shown red cards to Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres in quick succession in the final half hour.
"We have lodged a complaint to the Premier League match delegate with regards to inappropriate language used by the referee and directed at two of our players in two separate incidents," a club spokesman told reporters.
"The match delegate will pass the complaint to the Football Association. We will make no further comment at this time."