Gallagher backs Clattenburg to carry on

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Former referee Dermot Gallagher does not believe Mark Clattenburg will have any trouble resuming his career.

The Football Association announced on Thursday afternoon they would take no action over allegations Clattenburg made a racist remark towards Chelsea's John Obi Mikel during a fixture against Manchester United on October 28. The 37-year-old is now free to resume officiating, possibly as early as next week.

"It allows us to draw a line in the sand," Gallagher told BBC Radio 5 Live. "There is no charge to answer. Over the last few weeks he (Clattenburg) has got on with his training with all this external pressure."

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