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Jose Mourinho unhappy at apology given by referee chief

Chelsea's head coach Mourinho reacts before their Champions League soccer match against Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen

Chelsea’s head coach Jose Mourinho reacts before their Champions League soccer match against Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was none too happy after his side’s last outing, despite the fact that Andre Marriner awarded a last minute penalty to the Blues that allowed a 2-2 draw with West Brom. The penalty proved controversial, as it looked as though Steven Reid had barely touched Chelsea’s Ramieres. However, Mourinho believed that Marriner had actually put the game into the Baggies’ favor, by awarding a free kick that led to their go-ahead goal.

And now -- not that this comes as any surprise, really -- Mourinho is unhappy once more. The problem? Mike Riley, head of the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB), called West Brom manager Steve Clarke to apologize for Marriner’s decision to award the penalty. This occurred after West Brom sent a letter to the Premier League and PGMOB, outlining four decisions they felt had gone against them since the start of the season.

Mourinho, in his typically outspoken way, criticized Riley’s apology. The Chelsea manager made it very clear he felt his side was being discriminated against:"At least the referees now know one thing: if [there is] a controversial decision, and I’m not saying a ‘mistake’, that hypothetically – and, I repeat, hypothetically – favours Chelsea, they know they are going to be publicly exposed by their boss. That they know. They can make – hypothetically – mistakes favouring other teams[and] nothing happens.”

Mourinho continued in the same vein, adding “Nobody called me to apologise about the fact that it was not a free-kick against West Bromwich just before their second goal, or the penalty at Everton that would have been 1-1 for us.”

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