Tuesday, April 16th 2019 at 08:22 GMT +3
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has revealed he supports Newcastle United on a Twitter Q&A.
Clattenburg was a match official in the English top flight for 13 years before he left the UK in 2017 for a role with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
On February of this year Clattenburg announced that he had been hired by the Chinese Football Association to become a professional referee in China, meaning he is now set to leave the Middle East for the Far East.
It seems he has cut all ties with the Professional Game Match Officials Limited in England, and has therefore decided to reveal his football team.
Responding to a fan asking him to reveal his football club on Twitter, Clattenburg replied: “Newcastle United. The best team in the world!”
Clattenburg was born in Consett, County Durham, which is around 14 miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The 44-year-old took up refereeing back in 1999 before rising up the ranks in England to finally manage in the Premier League in 2004.
He has officiated some huge matches in his career including the Euro 2016 final, which Portugal won against France, and the Champions League final in the same year, which Real Madrid won against Atletico Madrid.