Mikel hopes to move on after ref row

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John Obi Mikel has broken his silence over the Mark Clattenburg affair, declaring: "I am glad it is over."

Chelsea midfielder Mikel also insisted he would have "no problem" playing in a match refereed by Clattenburg, despite having effectively accused the official of racially abusing him. Mikel is currently serving a three-match ban for threatening Clattenburg after Chelsea's acrimonious Barclays Premier League defeat to Manchester United in October.

The Nigeria international did so after being told by team-mate Ramires that Clattenburg had called him "a monkey" during the game, something the official was cleared of doing last month by the Football Association. The police also declined to take action against Clattenburg and speaking after Chelsea's Club World Cup semi-final win over Monterrey, Mikel said: "I think now it is done I am glad it is over."

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