well this is just damning the refs even more but oh well, they play again on Wednesday!
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Clattenburg was a fucking disgrace. Ashley Young should never get a call like that since everyone knows he is a diver. And what was that call on Torres? And the offside goal? Seriously? This was a fantastic game before the ref ruined it. The result pisses me off to no end, but I'm proud of Cheslea. Down to 9 men and we were still causing problems for United.
Great call on Ivanovic - he fouled Young taking away a pure goal scoring opportunity. Fantastic call and good for the game.
Other side - In the heat of battle, I thought Torres dove (it looked like his patented flop move where he then implores the referees to intercede) on the replay it looks less like a dive but can understand how the call was made. Torres has the rep.
In the end, numerous bad calls. That complete tool Luiz should have been given a card, and United a PK, for his actions in the box--but that was missed. (Not to mention his complete handle shown above.) Yes Chicarito was offsides, but once Chelsea went down a man and fell apart, United was always going to get that goal. Chelsea are lucky that United wanted only a win and not to discipline their panzy asses.
And the shit storm continues with Clattenburg being accused of racially abusing Mata and Mikel - http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/oct/28/mark-clattenburg-accused-racial-slur-chelsea. I really hope this isn't true or the players misheard him.
I agree he made a meal of it, but a red card? The ref was way too trigger happy, should've just said "listen mate, I see anything else from you and your off, that was a very obvious piece of showmanship right there".
Ashley Young has the disease as well, he looked like he been shot by a tank when he went down.