LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has accused Chelsea of being sore losers, following their complaints to the Premier League that the referee Mark Clattenburg insulted two of their players.
Clattenburg is currently being by the Football Association and his career under threat over allegations he racially abused John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata during Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday.
But while many are hitting out at the referee – most for his decision to give Fernando Torres a red card in the second half, Warnock believes Chelsea are “trying to kill” his career – adding that everything would have been good had they won the game.
“You know my relationship with referees but I have got to say I am disgusted with what’s gone on. I’m on Mark Clattenburg’s side,” Warnock said.
“We ask referees to man-manage and that’s what he does. I’m sure he might have said a few things but are you telling me if Chelsea had won that game that there would have been one iota of a complaint?
Warnock did, however, agreed that Clattenburg got the Torres decision inaccurate.
“He’s not had the best of games but the Torres one was the one decision he got slightly wrong,” the former QPR boss said.
“I think he has made a mistake but they are trying to kill him and I don’t agree with that at all.”