Mourinho hits out at referees


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused match officials of treating him unfairly and aimed a dig at Liverpool counterpart Juergen Klopp in a show of frustration after a 0-0 English Premier League draw with Hull City on Wednesday.

Complaining that “the rules for me are different”, Mourinho was aggrieved that Klopp escaped punishment for shouting in the face of the fourth official during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Tuesday.

On that occasion, Klopp said he immediately apologized to the official, who responded by saying: “No problem, I like your passion.”

Mourinho has served two touchline bans this season and had a stadium ban while at Chelsea last season.

“You know clearly that I am different. The rules for me are different,” he said. “I am different in everything, I watch my team play in a hotel, I was forbidden to go to the stadium, my assistant had a six-match stadium ban and he didn’t touch anyone.

“Yesterday one fourth official told a manager, ‘I enjoy very much your passion, so do what you want to do.’ Today I was told, ‘Sit down or I have to send you to the stands.’ So everything is different for me.”

Shanghai Daily

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