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Society of Black Lawyers criticise Chelsea for not going to police over Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg argues with John Obi Mikel
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Peter Herbert, the chairman for the Society of Black Lawyers, criticises Chelsea for not giving their evidence on Mark Clattenburg to the police.

The chairman of the Society of Black Lawyers has criticised Chelsea for not going to the police with their allegations about Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg.

The Metropolitan Police announced earlier today that they had dropped their investigation because of a lack of evidence, and Peter Herbert is unhappy with the Stamford Bridge club for not going to the Met.

The club only gave their evidence to the Football Association, who are still conducting their investigation.

Herbert told Sky Sports News: "What seems to have happened is that although Chelsea made a report to the FA they've decided, in their infinite wisdom, not to submit the same papers to police.

"It appears on the face of it to be another example of the football industry seeking to sweep racism under the carpet.

"If there is anything we can do to put pressure on the victims concerned to go forward to the police with this matter, then we'll do that."

Clattenburg has been relieved of his officiating duties this weekend.

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