The focus shifts off the players momentarily to lead off this Monday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup.
Instead of players, we focus on a referee—English Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg, to be specific—who is accused of using a racial slur toward a player. As you can imagine, this is sure to spark an investigation.
In addition to this latest racism controversy, we also have updates on television deals, Kevin Strootman's price tag and Romelu Lukaku's loan spell at West Bromwich Albion.
Read on for all the details.