Jose Mourinho tried to play off the skirmish between Chelsea and Manchester United staff after the Blues leveled late at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Ross Barkley‘s late equalizer led Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni to celebrate wildly in front of Mourinho before taunting him on the way back to the Chelsea dugout.
Mourinho darted out of his chair and tried to get at Ianni, later earning apologies from Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and Ianni himself.
“What happened with Sarri’s assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve the problem internally,” Mourinho said after the game. “After that his assistant came to me in Sarri’s office and apologized to me. I immediately told him if you really feel that way, then I accept it. And forget it because I’ve made lots of mistakes in my career.”
Sounds like Ianni’s apology wasn’t so convincing.
Here’s the video of the incident. Pretty classless, and Ianni is likely get a suspension or minor discipline for his efforts.