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Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
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Mark Clattenburg says he allowed Tottenham to "self-destruct" in their 2-2 draw with Chelsea in May 2016, so that he could not be blamed for Leicester securing the Premier League title.

Tottenham needed to beat the reigning champions at Stamford Bridge if they were to retain any hope of stopping Leicester lifting the trophy.

In a fractious contest, the hosts came from 2-0 down to claim a point with nine Tottenham players and three Chelsea players booked by Clattenburg.



However, Clattenburg says he could have taken much more draconian action during the match, but was happy to let Tottenham "self-destruct" instead


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He told NBC's Men in Blazers podcast: "I allowed them to self-destruct so all the media, all the people in the world could go: 'Tottenham lost the title'.


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"But I didn't give them an excuse, because my gameplan was: 'Let them lose the title'."

Chelsea and Tottenham received record fines following the game, while Tottenham's Mousa Dembele was banned for six games for violent conduct.


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jackwoods4
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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
Ahhhhhh yes. That famous day where we found out we have a Tottenham mod on this board.


StraightCashHomey21
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Ahhhhhh yes. That famous day where we found out we have a Tottenham mod on this board.


odds this thread gets whacked


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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
I don't even know how to feel about this to be honest.


JollyGreenGiant
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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
That guy is so full of himself.

Spurs definitely should've had guys sent off.

Though if he controls the game earlier, it never comes to that. He let it get that bad.


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Sounds like countless threads were whacked.


JollyGreenGiant
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I don't even know how to feel about this to be honest.



He was more worried about keeping himself out of the headlines than controlling the game. What a joke.


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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
He also admitted to make-up calls but used the word "balanced" to justify it.

His example was the 2016 Champions League match, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid. Basically the deciding factor in him giving Atletico the PK was because when Real scored Ramos was slightly offside. I believe he admits that he only has knowledge of Ramos being offside is from video replays after the goal, which is why it wasn't called back in the first place.


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JollyGreenGiant
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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
Awful. I saw a video the other day where he explained that he wouldn't use the video board to make a call that he missed in real time. I think the example was Alexis Sanchez's handball goal from a year or two ago. Wonder why the change of heart.


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jackwoods4
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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
Tottenham has the best mods on this board according to countless posters.


StraightCashHomey21
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He was more worried about keeping himself out of the headlines than controlling the game. What a joke.


In the interview he even says Spurs should have been down to 8 men


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Christian Ziege


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JollyGreenGiant
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That was the best part. He saw nothing wrong with that statement.


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lol, what a hack.

american officiating >>> euro officials


BlackCoffeeKid
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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
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Spurs should have been down to 8 men

Eric Dier became a Spurs legend that day.


jackwoods4
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re: Mark Clattenburg "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct"
It's pretty sad Tottenham tried to amputate Hazard's legs all game and he still crushed their dreams with his right foot.


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Nothing says Spurs fan like one claiming someone became a “legend” on the day their team lost the title


BlackCoffeeKid
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he still crushed their dreams with his right foot


Wasn't that the first goal he scored all season...?


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