LEICESTER CITY Premier League-winning defender, Danny Simpson, claims Mark Clattenburg refused to SEND OFF a player as he wanted the Foxes to win the league.
The Midlands club had a season for the history books in 2015/16, winning the Prem after narrowly avoiding relegation the season prior.
But they potentially had a helping hand by a referee, one of Leicester‘s Prem-winning defenders has claimed.
Simpson, 36, played 30 times in the Prem for the Foxes in their historic season.
The Englishman says then Prem referee, Clattenburg, refused to send a Leicester player off because he wanted them to win the league.
Speaking on Under The Cosh, Simpson said: “I remember Clattenburg mate. Wow.
“I think he should’ve sent someone off.
“He said something like, ‘I should’ve sent you off there but I want youse to win it.’
“Mate that was mad. That was mad you know, I swear to God.
“Good job there’s no VAR but yeah.”
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Right-back Simpson continued: “I had to pretend I didn’t hear it. I was laughing my bollocks off inside and I thought, ‘Yeah, we’re doing this.’
“I think it was Drinky [Danny Drinkwater] actually.
“It was his second yellow or something and he could’ve easily sent him off but he didn’t.”
Clattenburg refereed four Foxes games that season.
On October 2, 2015, Leicester beat Norwich 2-1 away from home.
Clattenburg also took charge of the December 14 clash with Chelsea, which saw Leicester win 2-1.
The ref was back in charge of the Foxes in March 2016 when Leicester played out a 2-2 draw with West Brom.
Clattenburg’s final game refereeing Leicester came in the 4-0 win over Swansea in April.