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Former-Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg said his comments about the 2-2 Chelsea vs Tottenham match were misinterpreted, BBC reports.
The Englishman dished out nine yellow cards to Tottenham players as they dropped a 2-0 lead and Leicester City won the title in 2015/16.
When speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Clattenburg cleared up what he said about not wanting to be the centre of attention in the match.
“I probably said it in the wrong way. One thing I certainly don’t want to do is be the centre of attention.”
No excuses for Clattenburg not to send off Tottenham players
Only Spurs players can blame themselves for their discipline in that match two seasons ago.
Which is why Clattenburg was wrong not to send at least two players off in the game.
For many of our opposition’s players it wasn’t a totting up process, the challenges they made were simply reckless.
Thankfully, we denied Tottenham the slim chance of winning the league that season. The Blues are undefeated against the North-London side at Stamford Bridge since 1990.