It is funny how Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho even in the face of adversity can still remember to have a poke at his
Premier League rival Arsene Wenger, by calling last night’s referee for their Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev Damir Skomina, “weak and naïve.”
The Arsenal boss managed to dodge the bullet when it came to recriminations from the English FA following his comments after the Gunners 0-2 loss at Stamford Bridge, while much to the annoyance of Mourinho, he was hit with a £50,000 fine and a suspended stadium ban when he had what seems far less personal comments, when he suggested referees were afraid to award Chelsea penalties following the 3-1 loss to Southampton.
Mourinho and Chelsea are both contesting the FA’s decision, but the Portuguese manager has not done himself any favours by saying referee Damir Skomina was ‘weak and naïve’ when he did not award Chelsea a penalty after Cesc Fabregas was brought down in the box during last night’s clash with Kiev.
‘The referee was weak and naive. I could not understand what the goal referee (fifth official) does, and the result is 0-0 and such a penalty is not given. I think it’s a crucial moment in the game,’ he told BT Sport.
Chelsea is now third in Group G following the 0-0 draw in the Ukraine, but still has three games to play.