Dec 6, 2012 – Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi Suspended: Banned For Three Match, Fined £60,000
Nigerian-born Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has been suspended. He has been handed a 3-match ban with a whopping £60,000 fine over his clash with referee Mark Clattenburg few weeks ago. naijagists.com
In the clash, Mikel Obi accused the aforementioned referee of hurling racial abuse on him after Chelsea lost to Manchester United 2 months ago.
The racial abuse allegations have been proven false by the English FA.
Here is an official statement from The Football Association regulatory body’s website:
“The Regulatory Commission’s independent chairman Christopher Quinlan QC emphasised that the Independent Regulatory Commission accepted, as did The FA, that at the time he threatened the referee the player genuinely believed that the referee had racially abused him,”