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Fabio Capello Interrupted Jose Mourinho's Press Conference In Bizarre Circumstances

Fabio Capello Interrupted Jose Mourinho's Press Conference In Bizarre Circumstances

Chelsea are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Man United's pursuit of a treble is over. This is the black and white of tonight's quarter-final, but there were plenty of different shades: red for Herrera the most dominant, but there were shades of gray surrounding most of referee Michael Oliver's decision.

While Herrera's red card was harsh, Marcos Rojo was fortunate not to be sent off for a stamp on Eden Hazard, while Antonio Valencia was lucky to escape red too, for a crunching tackle on Hazard.

The first half was marked by Chelsea fans taunting Mourinho, singing "Fuck Off Mourinho" and "Judas" at their former manager. He responded by raising three fingers, to remind them of the number of titles he won at Stamford Bridge. 

Such a highly-charged game, along with the confluence of a poor United performance and the excuse of the refereeing decision teed up an all-time classic Mourinho press conference. He delivered....eventually.

Bizarrely, the press conference was interrupted early on by Fabio Capello using a hand dryer in the nearby toilets. We are  used to a lot of bluster from Mourinho's press conference, but this is taking it too far...

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But after that interruption, the quotes fell from Mourinho's mouth:

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Elsewhere, in his BBC interview, Mourinho told Dan Walker he would not talk about the referee, before talking about him at great length. During said interview, he came out with one of his great backhanders:

Michael Oliver...a referee with fantastic potential.

See Also: "What Is The Point Of Pogba" - Reaction To United's Meek Cup Exit To Chelsea

 

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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