Norwich boss praises Clattenburg for actions over Jerome-Bellusci incident

Mark Clattenburg

Norwich City boss Neil Adams has praised the way Mark Clattenburg dealt with an allegation of racism last night in the game against Leeds United.

Norwich City manager Neil Adams has praised the way referee Mark Clattenburg dealt with the incident which saw Norwich star Cameron Jerome accusing Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci of making a racist remark.

The alleged incident happened during the 1-1 draw between the sides last night, as a winless streak for both teams continues.

Adams was reluctant to comment on the matter directly after the game, but praised the way Clattenburg dealt with it quickly, through addressing both managers and making them aware of what was going on.

“I think Mark Clattenburg dealt with it well because of obviously the nature of what happened. He came over and explained to Darko and myself what I’m saying to you now; that he’d gone over to Cameron, Cameron had said to the referee a racist remark had been made, and that’s why he came over and explained,” Adams told the Norwich website.

“He spoke to the players involved at half-time with a representative from each of the clubs, I think he’s taken statements after the game and obviously the referee will submit a report to the FA and obviously we’ll all take it from there.”

How the incident is dealt with and the matter pans out remains to be seen but Clattenburg appears to have been in full control and has dealt with the matter professionally.

He seems to have taken full details from both parties, which should be enough to provide the authorities with full details of what happened and things will move on from there.

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