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Everton fans want ref Clattenburg banned

Everton fans have launched an internet petition calling for the banning of controversial derby day ref Mark Clattenburg from officiating at Premier League games.

Blues supporters blame him for the defeat, during which he refused to award Everton a penalty in the final minutes of the game.

He further angered Everton supporters by not sending off Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt for a two-footed airborne challenge on Blues skipper Phil Neville.

Now hundreds of football fans have signed the online petition which calls for the ban on Clattenburg, reports the Liverpool Echo.

It says: "We the undersigned ask the Football Association to ban Mark Clattenburg for life from refereeing in the Premier League. He gave a penalty for a foul committed outside the box.

"He gave a yellow card to the Liverpool player after his unsportsmanlike tackle on the Everton player, a tackle which according to the rules should result a direct red card.

"And in the dying moments of the game he refused to give a penalty to Everton after an obvious foul on the Everton player inside the box."

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