Defender and manager involved in slanging match after West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea draw.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, 50, and 30-year-old West Bromwich Albion centre back Jonas Olsson were the focal points for a 20-man confrontation in the Stamford Bridge tunnel following the 2-2 draw on Sunday, November 10, according to The Telegraph.
The catalyst for the unsavoury incidents was allegedly an incensed Mourinho, who pointed to Stephan Sessegnon's goal for the Baggies as an example of a player and team benefiting from a contentious refereeing decision, perhaps as a counter to those riled by the controversial Ramires penalty call, which earned the Blues a 94th minute opportunity to secure a point - which Eden Hazard converted.
Olsson is reported to have said: 'Shut up and f*** off!' to Mourinho, who responded by branding the Sweden international a 'Mickey Mouse player.'
There was then an element of posturing from the younger man who had to be restrained by other West Brom players and the ground security. Mourinho was implicated in other insulting language/remarks, but the specifics of these have not been reported yet.
Tempers were eventually calmed, however, and Mourinho sought out the visiting side when they were boarding the team bus to return to the Midlands so that he could shake their hands.
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