Mark Clattenburg Is Leaving The EPL For Saudi Arabia
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Mark Clattenburg, England's most famous referee, is leaving England to become the head of refereeing for the Saudi Arabian FA, where he will replace his countryman Howard Webb.
Clattenburg will be remembered for being a pretty good referee, England's go-to man for big matches and also UEFA's go-to man, possibly because no English teams seem to play in big European matches anymore (ha ha! I jest). Mostly, though, Clattenburg will be remembered for doing a weird tongue thing while an Atletico Madrid player was writhing on the ground in the 2016 Champions League final.
— The Football Lounge (@FootballLounge7) February 16, 2017
We can replace a referee. We're going to have a devil of a time replacing THAT.