Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has give up as head of Egypt’s refereeing committee over safety issues after being accused of being in a same-sex relationship.
Clattenburg, who took up his submit in Egypt final August, has additionally obtained threats from Zamalek followers and private assaults from the membership’s president.
The previous Premier League referee has been closely criticized by Mortada Mansour, the chairman of Zamalek Sporting Membership, a document 14-time Egyptian Premier League winner.
Mansour has criticized Clattenburg’s function in Egyptian soccer, in keeping with The Solar, whereas falsely claiming he left his spouse to begin a same-sex relationship. The 47-year-old additionally confronted threats from the membership’s supporters, prompting his departure.
Clattenburg additionally feared his refereeing appointments could be modified by the league, as he struggled to influence international officers to journey to the nation to supervise main video games.
The previous referee is claimed to have missed two months of his £32,000-a-month wage.
The Egyptian Soccer Affiliation has confirmed that Clattenburg has resigned from his submit, however the group says his exit nonetheless must be ratified.
“Englishman Mark Clattenburg, head of the Egyptian Soccer Affiliation’s referees committee, resigned from his submit on Tuesday night,” an announcement learn.
“The Egyptian Soccer Affiliation board will maintain an emergency assembly on Wednesday to determine on Clattenburg’s resignation.
Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported that the Egyptian FA had been “stunned” by Clattenburg’s resignation.
The group denied that the referee appointments had been modified and mentioned it could “help his return”.
The FA additionally claimed issues over its security had been “an exaggeration”, calling the nation “the most secure on this planet”.
Clattenburg has held a number of abroad posts since stepping down as a Premier League referee in 2017.