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Watch: Mark Clattenburg Is Accidentally Struck By Bottle, Responds Brilliantly

Watch: Mark Clattenburg Is Accidentally Struck By Bottle, Responds Brilliantly

Mark Clattenburg was involved in a comical moment in the Saudi Arabian Premier League clash between Al-Ettifaq and Al Feiha but came out looking pretty good in the end.

The former Premier League official, who was in charge of both Euro 2016, FA Cup and Champions League finals two years back, is the head of refereeing in Saudi Arabia, and increased his popularity with the country's fans when he stopped a game during the Saudi King's Cup round of 16.

During the 95th minute of the match between Al Faiha and Al Fateh, Clattenburg blew his whistle and paused play for two minutes after hearing the prayer calls from nearby mosques.

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And he will have surely gone up in people's estimations thanks to his conduct in his latest fixture.

With one Al-Ettifaq requiring attention from the physios and limping off the pitch, his teammate Hussein Sayed grabbed a water bottle, as players often do.

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But in attempting to throw the bottle back to the physios, the Egyptian's effort was horribly mis-aimed and ended up striking Clattenburg right in the face.

Sayed was quick to apologise and offered a hug, with Clattenburg taking it all well. He then jokingly showed a yellow card to the 26-year old.

Had suspended Ligue One referee Tony Chapron been involved in the same situation as Clattenburg, he would have likely dealt with it very differently.

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Last month, Chapron became a viral sensation following his antics, which included him attempting to kick out at Nantes player Diego Carlos before showing him a second yellow and sending him off against PSG.

The red card was subsequently rescinded but the 45-year old ref was hit with a six month ban, half of which has been suspended.

Given he said the 2017/18 campaign would be his last, it's highly unlikely he'll referee a game again.

Topics: Saudi Arabia, Football News, Football, Mark Clattenburg, Premier League, referee

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