Mourinho escapes FA action after calling Mike Riley’s mum a “whore”


12th, March 2007

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Only Jose Mourinho could escape a fine after calling Mike Riley a "filho da puta" ("son of a whore") during yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Tottenham.

The Chelsea manager was caught by television cameras using the phrase towards the referee at half-time, but Riley did not mention any incident in his report and told the FA there was nothing to pursue further.
An FA spokesman said: "We have spoken to the referee who has clarified that there is no issue for us to pursue."

So what did the special one have to say about it? Well, read over as he’s being his enigmatic self again…

Mourinho denied he intended to offend the match official. "If you listen to me speaking I say the kind of word you mention 10 times in every 15 words," he said. "If you have a microphone on the dugout, I say that during the game 20 times, easy. The word can be abusive if you understand it as an abusive word. I tell the word to my players when I am not happy. I say it 50 times in a game, 50 times in training and I don’t want to be offensive. I can be emotional, but I am polite. I never want to be offensive with somebody."

Is it just me who can’t read any comments by Jose without reading it in his voice? [Mof Gimmers]

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  1. kafar says:

    There’s something about Mike Riley that makes me use improper language almost every time I see him. I wonder what is it?