Herbert comfortable with stance

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The campaign group who reported referee Mark Clattenburg to the police after Chelsea's allegations of racial abuse has defended its action.

Clattenburg was cleared by the Football Association last week of reportedly saying 'shut up you monkey' to midfielder John Obi Mikel and the police are taking no action. Chelsea expressed regret on Tuesday, but the Society of Black Lawyers' chairman Peter Herbert, who notified the police based on media reports, refused to apologise to the match official.

Asked whether he felt regret for reporting Clattenburg, Herbert said: "Third-party reporting has been around for 14 years so that's a tired argument, I am not going to make any more comment on that."

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