So Wenger hurt Mourinho……Great! by By AondoaverK
I have to admit that my best moment during the last Chelsea vs. Arsenal clash at Stamford bridge was the touchline spat between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. I felt like Le Prof won that round even though we lost the match by those two unreplied goals.
I think Mourinho was quite surprised at Mr Wenger’s firm shove and seemed to stagger a bit, such that he had to hold on to Mr Wenger’s tie to keep balance. It was a good thing that the match officials quickly moved to calm things down.
My pleasure did not emanate from accepting violence, but sometimes you have to stand your ground, literally. It has also emerged that Wenger instructed his charges to stand their ground against the Chelsea players and this they did well except for those two slips that proved so costly. Maybe next time, the players will learn to do the shoving. In a way that brings results!
Mr. Mourinho enjoys bringing out the worst of Wenger. Many times his actions border on disrespect. Majority of the times, Wenger ignores him, rightly so, but how could he ignore a man that was trying to physically restrain him from registering his protest at what he thought to be a rash challenge on his player?
At first, Jose said the incident was nothing. But watch this! When Mr. Mourinho says there is nothing, there is something. He has come out angrily to accuse the FA of double standards. Hear him as reported by goal.com; “Am I surprised he wasn’t punished? I’m not surprised. I’m not surprised.” He continued “..If it was me, it would have been a stadium ban!”
So Jose was hurt after all!
I like the fact that Wenger apologized after. The apology was a bit general though. Now that Jose is complaining bitterly, Wenger should apologize again, directly to Jose, just to rob it in!