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Sir Alex defends Mark Clattenburg

November 2, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Mark Clattenburg could not have directed a racial insult at a player, said Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson Friday.

"I don't believe Mark Clattenburg would make any comments like that. I refuse to believe it," Ferguson said. "I think it is unthinkable in the modern climate. I just don't believe it -- simple as that. There is no way a referee would stoop to that, I am convinced of that."

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