Jose Mourinho claimed that the whole world was against him after his Madrid side lost 2-0 to Barcelona at home. He may well have a point but we think he’s just gone a bit loopy…
The coach was red carded for the ‘sarcastic clap’ – a move that has become the bane of many coaches and players in recent years. Sending someone off for sarcasm is just one of the many genius rules brought in by UEFA’s brainboxes – see what I did there?
Whereas we sympathise with Jose’s dismissal, we’re here to discuss his muppetness after the game. In a post-match press conference, the Portuguese somehow allowed the following to leak out of his mouth:
‘I would have been embarrassed to win that title [in 2009] because it was won with the scandal of Stamford Bridge and this one will be won with the scandal of the Bernabeu. I hope one day Josep Guardiola wins a Champions League title as it should be – perfect, spotless, without any scandal.
‘If I say what I think my career ends today. I can’t say what I feel. I only leave one question. Why?
‘I don’t know if it’s to give publicity to Unicef or their power at UEFA. I don’t know if people just like them. I don’t know and I don’t understand. Where does all this power come from? No-one else has a chance really. Why don’t they let other teams play against them? If Barcelona are honest, they know this is happening.’
When pressed further about the second-leg he responded with:
‘We are out. We will go there with all the pride. Sometimes I feel disgusted living in this world and earning my living in this world.’
The quotes above are just a sample of the full rant but you get the general idea – Mourinho’s lost the plot. Conceding defeat like a child before the second-leg has got to be the worst mental attitude of a manager anybody has ever seen.
For some reason, the cool Mourinho has vanished and a new, paranoid loser has took his place, we only leave one question Jose – why?
Why has one of the best contemporary managers convinced himself that he’s in some sort of Enemy of the State situation? I always thought Unicef were a charity, not an undercover government agency. And what ‘power’ is he referring to? People have been sent off against Barcelona for the same reasons Barcelona players have been sent off in the past. Some of those reasons are silly and some are genuine but that’s football.
Perhaps the bitterness stems from when he looks at the 23 year old Lionel Messi, who is now Barcelona’s third top scorer of all time (at 23!) and knows his £80 million pound winger, Cristiano Ronaldo will forever be in his shadow. Messi could beat Madrid on his own and he basically proved that last week with one of the best Champion’s League goals the competition has ever seen – unless UEFA have biologically enhanced the Argentine’s feet, then there’s no room for a conspiracy to challenge the lad’s ability.
Come back to England oh ‘Special One’ and you’ll fit right in with the rest of the cuckoo managers: Arsene Wenger backed Mourinho’s idea that Barca are somehow protected and more recently – Sir Alex Ferguson claimed there’s a secret plot to prevent United from winning the title after Arsenal beat them 1-0 at the weekend.
It’s the second-leg of the Champion’s League semi-final tonight between Barca and Real. Don’t be surprised to see Mourinho in the stands wearing a foil helmet, just in case UEFA can hear his thoughts.
SKY Sports 2/HD2/3D – 7.45pm (Tuesday 3rd May)
…in case you didn’t notice, we’ve combined Muppet of the Week with One to Watch this week out of necessity – there hasn’t been a bigger muppet this week (we couldn’t do Bin Laden because he wasn’t a sportsman, well I think he wasn’t) and there simply isn’t a bigger sporting event to watch than a Champion’s League semi-final, between two of the biggest clubs in sport. Enjoy!