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VIDEO: Jose Mourinho’s sensational swipe at officials after Chelsea suffer shock defeat

Apr 19, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

Following Chelsea’s shock defeat to Sunderland on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho hit back in dramatic fashion.

Rushing into the post game interview in the tunnel, Mourinho looked upset and angry as he was asked whether or not he was shocked to lose his first-ever home game in charge of Chelsea in the Premier League.

What came next, nobody expected, as the ‘Special One’ lashed out at the match officials, singling out the head of the referee’s board and the match referee, Mike Dean, who awarded Sunderland a late penalty to hand the Black Cats victory.

Here are the stunning words from Mourinho, after being asked about losing his 77-game unbeaten record at home in the PL as Chelsea boss.

“No, [I am not shocked] I just want to say four things. I am sorry because. If you ask me more questions, I will repeat the same words. I have four things to say: Congratulations to my players because they gave what they have and what they don’t have… Congratulations to Sunderland, because they won… Congratulations to Mike Dean, because he made a fantastic performance… And congratulations to Mike Riley, because of what they did during the season was fantastic for the way the Championship is going. Congratulations to all of them. I’m sorry, I have nothing more to say.”

Wow. Talk about not pulling punches. The way in which Mourinho phrased his sarcastic retort means he will likely escape an FA ban, as the rich tapestry of his eventful managerial career now has another memorable moment woven into it.

Mourinho is the master of deflecting the pressure away from his own players, as the Portuguese coach launched an incredible tirade against the officials. The people Mourinho is referring too is the referee Mike Dean, who awarded the pivotal spot kick that put Chelsea’s title dreams in ruins, before he moved onto lambasting Mike Riley, the head of the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMO).

(MORE: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland – Blues’ title dreams in ruins, as Black Cats grab shock win)

Is Mourinho really blaming the officials for Chelsea blowing it in the title race? His own assistant Rui Faria was sent to the stands for his remonstrations after the crucial penalty kick was awarded and Chelsea’s players reacted angrily on the pitch as they lashed out and were upset by the officiating calls.

Mourinho’s tongue in cheek “congratulations” towards those people smacked of sour grapes, as Chelsea are now two points behind league leaders Liverpool after playing a game more. Now the Reds can afford to draw against Chelsea on April 27 when they welcome the Blues to Anfield, and as long as they win their other three games they win the title.

Chelsea are feeling hard done by and upset, as Mourinho’s mouth has run away with him once again.

Snarky? Sour grapes? Suggestive? Whatever you call it, that man Mourinho will be plastered all over the back pages of the Sunday papers, after his side suffered a monumental blow in their title charge.

  1. egb234 - Apr 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Obviously Mourinho will always get the attention, and these kinds of articles are fair game, but it what world was that a penalty? And since when does one team get to use their hands in the box?

    • Ian's Rushtache - Apr 19, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      You can’t be serious about the non-calls for handling. No intent either time, Alonso knew nothing of Borini’s header and Cattermole had his arm tucked into his body.

      • egb234 - Apr 19, 2014 at 3:36 PM

        Fair point because of the wording of the rule, but when a player handles the ball with his arms extended from his body, intent is often inferred. When it happens more than once in a game it’s usually called. But if you’re going to give soft penalties, and I can’t see any argument that the Altidore penalty wasn’t as soft as ever, then you have to give it both ways.

  2. Ian's Rushtache - Apr 19, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Funny, I don’t recall Mourinho complaining about the refs when his side escaped West Brom due to a horrendous penalty decision.

    • chunkala - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:07 PM

      Spot on, thank you. The West Brom game should have ended the streak. The penalty that day was as ridiculous as the one today but of course Mourinho doesn’t remember the play. Refs are human, maybe he saw the play against West Brom and felt compelled to make things right. It was a makeup call, plain and simple, and justice prevails.

  3. mdac1012 - Apr 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Is Jose also criticizing the refs for not issuing a red card to Ramirez for back fisting Larsson?

    • Jenna - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM

      Of course not! It’s Chelsea’s prerogative to use violence when they disagree with how things are going.

      Mike Dean’s just lucky he got out of there without a racism charge…

      • Mark - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

        You are insane.

  4. Jenna - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Yep, I must be. I’m insane and Mark Clattenburg’s a racist. Typical Chelsea blaming. At least your silly name calling doesn’t physically hurt me or ruin my life. Unlike your heroes’ actions.

    Look, they didn’t get their reputation from nowhere. These guys have been known to use violence: Mikel threatening to break Clattenburg’s legs, Torres scratching Vertonghen’s face, Ramires hitting a guy he felt fouled him too hard, Faria having to be restrained from physically attacking Mike Dean. That’s all documented — with video. And no, no amount of blaming the victim makes those behaviors okay.

    Only someone bind – or insane – can look at that and not see how neutrals would be repulsed by it.

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