The national secretary of the referees union, Alan Leighton, has called for Chelsea to compensate Mark Clattenburg in the wake of the referee being cleared of making a racist remark to John Obi Mikel.

Clattenburg, 37, was on Thursday cleared of the accusation by the Football Association, who found he did not say "shut up you monkey" to Mikel while refereeing Chelsea's game with Manchester United on October 28.

Leighton, who represents the officials for Prospect, said in a statement: "Mark Clattenburg deserves a full and unreserved apology from Chelsea. He deserves compensation for loss of earnings, damage to his reputation and stress."

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