Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo has revealed Uefa have advised him not to speak on Chelsea’s controversial UEFA Champions League exit to Barcelona.
Barca’s progress to the final was overshadowed by the angry reactions of a number of Chelsea players to Ovrebo at the final whistle of the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Drogba, who was substituted in the game, had to be restrained by club stewards as he tried to speak to Ovrebo with the Ivorian being booked for his protests.
Ovrebo admitted he had been informed by Uefa not to make any comment on the furore.
“Because of the circumstances after the match, Uefa has asked us not to comment to the press,” Ovrebo told Aftenposten.
When asked if he knew when he could speak about the match, Ovrebo said: “No, I don’t know.”
Reports claimed Ovrebo was smuggled out of the country by police on Thursday morning after receiving a number of death threats as a result of his performance.
Uefa have confirmed they will wait for the referees’ report before deciding whether any Chelsea players will face disciplinary proceedings.
A Uefa spokesman said: “We will see the report from the referee and match delegate before deciding whether to take any action or not.”
“We never comment on the performance of the referee,” added the Uefa spokesman.