Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/13/12
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has hit back at the club's critics and defended their accusations of racial abuse against referee Mark Clattenburg. Buck is bemused by the reaction following Chelsea's complaint that Clattenburg made a racist comment to midfielder John Obi Mikel during the Premier League defeat to Manchester United last month. The club has been criticised by some quarters for pursuing the complaint following the defeat, in which Clattenburg made a couple of controversial decisions that went against Chelsea. Buck insists the club were obligated to pursue the issue and it did not make them 'hypocrites' after their captain John Terry was found guilty by the FA for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. "The reaction has been very unfair," he told the Evening Standard . "We weren't interested in any confrontation with the referee or anybody else, had no thoughts of revenge on the referee. "He made two obvious mistakes [sending Fernando Torres off and allowing Javier Hernandez...
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