After a short hiatus from speaking with the media, Jose Mourinho is picking up right where he left off.
Mad at referees and the FA.
Mourinho stated he believes his players receive different treatment from the FA, and questioned whether players from other clubs deserve to get suspended for actions that have gone unpunished.
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I need a little bit more time to understand why some people are punished, others aren’t. I need a little bit of time to process that.
The same people that suspended my player didn’t want to suspend a player this weekend. This weekend he could.”
While Mourinho would not single out which player he was talking about, he did say that it was an elbow to the face, leading many to believe he was referencing Robin van Persie’s elbow to James Tonkins of West Ham.
Diego Costa received a three-match ban for stomping on the leg of Liverpool’s Emre Can, prompting the manager to make comments saying there was a “campaign” against Chelsea, which warranted a fine of nearly $40,000.
Mourinho then went silent, refusing to speak with the media before or after Chelsea’s match against Manchester City.
Despite his anger over the suspension of Costa, Chelsea still earned a draw against City, with their lone goal coming from Costa’s replacement Loic Remy.
Jose may have some beef, but it’s hard to argue that Costa’s stomp didn’t warrant a suspension. He will also have to watch how vocal he is in his criticism of the referees and the FA if he hopes to avoid another hefty fine.
When asked if he would have been punished had he acted in a similar manner to Leicester City’s Nigel Pearson, Mourinho answered in classic Mourinho fashion: “No comment. You know.”