Jose Mourinho, one of the most intelligent and controversial managers of all time, came up with a new controversy in which he showed surprise as Football Association didn’t sanction any ban on Robin van Persie for his elbow on West Ham’s James Tomkins.
Van Persie elbowed Tomkins in the face during last Sunday’s match at Upton Park, leaving the defender with a broken nose. The defender argued that van Persie should have atleast be awarded with an yellow card. However, match referee Mark Clattenburg gave nothing but a free kick to West Ham United. The incident did not result in any ban for the serious foul despite claims from the defender.
Diego Costa was reportedly handed a 3-match ban for his foot stamp on Emre Can’s ankle during FA Cup. The final gaame of the ban is being served on Wednesday when Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Asked whether his mood had improved in the period since, he said: “I was in a good mood the other day. I just need a little bit more time to forget why my player was suspended, to understand why some people are punished and others aren’t.
“The same people who suspended my player didn’t want to suspend another player this weekend, and a player could have been suspended this weekend and he wasn’t,” he said. referring to van Persie’s incident. He also continued saying,”Somebody who did this [ referring to the elbow when Van Persie’s name was put to him] in the face of somebody, and nothing happened. I know that if it was one of mine.”
He also said that Football Association acts quickly when it comes to Chelsea than other clubs and he said he got used to it after Ramires incident last year.“Last season, the same thing happened when Ramires was suspended and, before that, a Man City player kicked a player at Norwich who was on the floor and nothing happened. I’m used to it.” This time he was referring to Yaya Toure incident against Ricky van Wolfswinkle at Norwich last year.
Mourinho also added fuel to this anti-Chelsea biased decisions by referring to his clash with Arsene Wenger last October.He said,”If I push a manager in my technical area, you know that I will be stadium banned. You know. We all know. You can’t say we don’t know why, but we all know. If I do something like that, I would be in serious, serious trouble. But there is no point to think about it too much because we don’t have an answer.”