Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League for Saudi Arabia

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Reportedly disillusioned with Professional Game Match Officials Limited, referee Mark Clattenburg has left England.

The Sun’s Phil Cadden says Clattenburg asked to be released by his contract late last year, and has since been in negotiations with PGMOL.

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Apparently resolved, the referee of the Champions League, EURO, and FA Cup Finals is off to work in Saudi Arabia.

Sadly, his last actions in a fine run of PL refereeing is apologizing to Hull for a missed handball. He also made headlines late last year when he said he’d be open to a move abroad.

Here’s PGMOL’s statement: