Mourinho waiting for referee’s report to get answers

BIRMINGHAM. — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is mystified as to why he was sent off in his side’s shock 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday and says he is eagerly waiting on the referee’s report to discover if he faces any further disciplinary action.
Mourinho found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy as his side surrendered the initiative to Manchester City in the Barclays English Premier League soccer title race.

Fabian Delph’s 82nd-minute goal either side of dismissals for Chelsea duo Willian and Ramires inflicted a damaging defeat on the Blues as they failed to extend their advantage over second-placed City beyond six points, with Manuel Pellegrini’s team having three games in hand.

Jose Mourinho
And frustrations boiled over in added time when Mourinho ventured onto the field to vent his anger over Ramires’ red card – for a two-footed lunge on Karim El Ahmadi — before subsequently receiving his own marching orders from Foy.

The Portuguese insisted afterwards he was in the dark as to why he was dismissed, claiming Foy twice refused to speak with him. He also questioned why Gabby Agbonlahor, by then on the substitutes’ bench, escaped punishment after claiming he “made an aggression” by storming onto the pitch and “pulling Ramires by his neck”.

Mourinho said: “It is a big occasion for me to know about the character of Mr Foy because I want to know what he is going to write about my sending off.

“If it was because I was on the pitch it was 4-5 metres inside the pitch, then there should be 10 people (sent off). — AFP.

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