Mourinho asks why Klopp can lash out, but he cannot

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Earlier we relayed post-match comments from Jose Mourinho questioning the officiating in Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Hull City at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

It wasn’t a fun time for Mourinho, who left another interview early.

More comments have emerged, and these struck us as worth a second post. Mourinho was nearly sent to the stands on Wednesday when he argued with a fourth official, and he’s questioning a pretty understandable double standard.

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That is, of course, if Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is not punished for screaming “nobody can beat us” at an official after Simon Mignolet stopped a late penalty.

From the BBC:

“Yesterday a fourth official told a manager ‘I enjoy very much your passion.’ Today I am told to sit down or I am going to be sent to the stand.

“Everything is different for me so don’t ask me questions that put me in a difficult situation.”

To be fair, why would Mourinho want to continue to answer questions when some managers are held to a different standard?

Now Klopp may be punished for his furious outburst, but it does bear some conversation as to whether Mourinho gets a bit more stick than he deserves.

Then again, Mourinho has certainly earned his reputation over time. Is it as simple as Mourinho is reaping what he’s sown over years in the Premier League, while Klopp remains a bit shinier and newer?