Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has launched a scathing attack on the FA following the defeat suffered by his team against Southampton on Saturday.
The Portuguese gaffer while blaming the referee for not awarding a key decision to his team said he was no longer afraid of the FA who have seemingly always punished him while other managers are left alone.
“I think it’s time to be a little bit honest and to say clearly the referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea. The result at 1-1, it’s a huge penalty, and once more, we don’t get it. A penalty is a crucial moment in the game with the result 1-1. Mourinho fumed during a long rant after the home loss.
He continued: “And I repeat, if the FA wants to punish me they can punish me. They don’t punish other managers but if they punish me it’s not a problem for me. Because I want to repeat that I think my players deserve it, Chelsea fans deserve it. I am a Chelsea fan too. And I want to say it again: referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea. Why? Because when they give, there is always a question mark from you. There is always a question, there is a critic, so we are always punished. We are punished because Diego Costa is suspended. With images in other matches we see the same thing and it does not happen. Clear penalties are not given, and with us, it’s won and won and won.
It is yet to be seen in the coming days if the FA will react to this or would let it pass.