Clattenburg leaves referee analyst role at Forest

Clattenburg publicly criticised referee Paul Tierney after Darwin Nunez scored a late winner for Liverpool at the City Ground earlier this season.

He said Forest should have been given the ball back after the match was stopped for an earlier foul, and was prevented from going into the referees’ dressing room to speak to Tierney after the game.

Last month, Forest released a strongly worded statement following the defeat by Everton saying they were “considering their options” after three penalties were not awarded in their favour.

The club said they had “warned” the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) that “the VAR is a Luton fan but they didn’t change him”.

The statement led former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville to say Clattenburg should resign but the former referee repeated the criticism in a subsequent newspaper column, external.

Confirming his decision to leave almost two weeks later, Clattenburg, 49, said: “I…

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