Mark Clattenburg cleared of using inappropriate language.
Chelsea should make a sizeable donation to Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out to help the fight against racism in football and beyond.
Alan Leighton, National Secretary, Prospect.
Mark Clattenburg's union, Prospect has welcomed the Football Association's decision clearing the referee of using inappropriate language in a Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United last month.
Alan Leighton, National Secretary for Prospect, the union representing football referees and assistant referees, said he welcomed "unreservedly" the decision and accepted that the complaint had needed a full and thorough investigation by the FA, including consideration of all the evidence.
But, he said, the matter could not be left there. "Mark Clattenburg deserves a full and unreserved apology from Chelsea. He deserves compensation for loss of earnings, damage to his reputation and stress.
"In addition, Chelsea should make a sizeable donation to Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out to help the fight against racism in football and beyond.
"This was a charge brought on the flimsiest of evidence that should never have got to this stage. The internal inquiry mounted by Chelsea and their QC rested on a dossier of evidence consisting of just one witness statement in relation to the specific allegation against Mark.
"This matter should never have been made public and should have been dealt with confidentially."
Leighton made clear the union fully understood that the original complaint had to be taken seriously by Chelsea as the club had a duty of care towards its players.
Show Racism the Red Card recenetly made a plea to the football authorities to direct fines levelled at players and clubs involved in racism related incidents, to anti-racism campaign work.
The campaign is asking for fines administered by the FA, with recent examples including John Terry and Luis Suarez, to be split 50-50 between Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) and Kick It Out (KIO).
Recent FA fines to players in racism cases have amounted to £310,000 and this money would make a huge difference to the educational work we are able to undertake.