Mourinho: Eto’o did not cheat... Cardiff cheated the fans
Jose Mourinho last night accused Cardiff City of ruining the game for supporters during Chelsea’s 4-1 win at the weekend.
The game was most notable for Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o controversially kicking the ball away from David Marshall when the Cardiff goalkeeper was bouncing it – an action that led to the home side’s equaliser.
Mourinho (above) was then sent to the stands after a rant at referee Anthony Taylor, but the Chelsea manager believes it was the away side who were culpable of ruining the game because of their time-wasting antics.
He said: “If I was in that game and I was paying for my ticket, I would be worried with the fact that every time the ball was out or stopped and our opponent had to put the ball back in the game, it took a median [average] of 21.5 seconds. That is a waste of money.
“When you multiply that by the number of times the game was stopped, you pay for 90 minutes but you see 55 or 60. For me, that’s breaking the rules.”
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