Fans of the Blues intend to have something of a whip round to pay the £8,000 fine slapped on the Portuguese coach by the Football Association for comments he made in the aftermath of the Blues’ defeat at Aston Villa last month.
Chris Foy came under fire from the self-proclaimed Special One for what was undoubtedly a poor performance by the official but the FA took no mercy on Mourinho who is reported to earn £10 million per year in wages from the club.
According to reports the Stamford Bridge faithful intend to collect cash from fans ahead of their imminent games against Swansea and Sunderland in a show of support and solidarity for the manager
Chelsea are owned by one of the richest men in the world in Roman Abramovich but the fans’ gesture is more of a reflection of their respect and admiration of the most successful manager in the club’s history as well as a mark of contempt for the dismal display at Villa Park of the referee.
It is, however, Mourinho’s second fine of the season so far but he did manage to escape a touchline ban which was not the case in the incident earlier this year which saw him sent to the stands in the Blues win over Cardiff in October. Chris Foy sent Mourinho off at Villa Park after Mourinho approached him to complain directly to the referee over a red card shown to midfielder Ramires.
“I don’t know why I was sent off,” Mourinho said after the game.
“I asked, but the referee refused to speak to me. One player made an aggressive move towards one of my players.”
“Maybe Mr Foy thought I was aggressive, I don’t know. There are no statues in a football match, so everyone should have been sent off,” he added.
As we have come to know well by now, there is seldom a dull moment with Jose Mourinho in the Premier League and whether he sits in the stands or in his technical area, the Chelsea fans will sing his name. Though perhaps the cash might be better spent to pay for a security guard for him next time he travels to Villa Park.