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Petr Cech wants a swift end to Mark Clattenburg controversy

Updated: Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 11:01 | Comments

The FA's investigation into Chelsea's complaints will be done by Friday
The FA's investigation into Chelsea's complaints will be done by Friday

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is hoping for a swift conclusion to the complaint launched by his club against referee Mark Clattenburg, accusing the official of making "inappropriate comments" interpreted as being racist in nature towards John Obi Mikel.

The complaints stemmed from Chelsea's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, a match in which Clattenburg sent off both Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres of Chelsea.

Clattenburg has denied making inappropriate remarks.

The Metropolitan Police closed their investigation into the matter on Tuesday, while the FA says it will complete its own probe by Friday.

By then it will be almost three weeks since the match was played, and Cech is eager to move on.

"For me it is difficult to comment on something that I didn't hear or was not even involved or even close," Cech said. 

"I believe that if you come with something like that, you need to have a really good case to say it because if not it would waste time of everybody and again it wouldn't be good for football.

"If there was a case it is not because Chelsea want to do something, it is just because there is a case and again, I hope that this story will be finished as soon as possible."

"I hope that this story will be finished as soon as possible" - Petr Cech 

Whatever the outcome of this particular case, Cech wants to see better communication between players, referees and fans in the future to reduce the number of disputes.

"I think there should be better communication from the side of the referee towards the public as well," he added.

"I think it would help. You have so many projects of respects for the referees and I think that would help as well.

"They are more open because like I said, the players come and say fair enough I made mistake, it was completely wrong, I shouldn't have dived, I shouldn't have done this, and you get the credit for that.

"And I think you'll get respect from the people and I think this is what can sometimes happen with the referees.

"Their job is very hard anyway and we all know that but I think the communication could be better."

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