Clattenburg back on the roster

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iol spt nov23 Mark Clattenburg Reuters Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will resume officiating duties. Photo by: Toby Melville

London – Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will resume officiating duties this weekend after being cleared of allegations that he racially abused a Chelsea player during a match.

Clattenburg will be fourth official for Tottenham's home match against West Ham on Sunday, and will take charge of Wednesday's match between Southampton and Norwich at St. Mary's Stadium.

Friday's announcement came a day after the English Football Association said Clattenburg had no case to answer after being accused by Chelsea midfielder Ramires of saying “shut up you monkey” to teammate John Obi Mikel during an October 28 Premier League match against Manchester United.

Clattenburg hasn't refereed since the incident. – Sapa-AP

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