44-year-old Mark Clattenburg was born in Consett and the former top Premier League referee is a big supporter of Newcastle United Football Club.
Of course he was never allowed to referee any of our games in the Premier League – unfortunately for us.
Some said he would be biased.
Mark Clattenburg – in action
Mark has been in the Middle East since surprisingly accepting a job as the Head of Refereeing for the Saudi Arabian Football Federation back in 2017.
Here’s a tweet from Mark and he’s right about that – Newcastle are the best club in Saudi Arabia and the world.
Newcastle United. The best team in the world!
— Mark Clattenburg (@clattenburg1975) April 11, 2019