Is Jose Mourinho in trouble?
One of the big talking points from the Premier League weekend was Jose Mourinho’s dismissal v Southampton.
Mourinho was sent off in second half injury time. After the match, the Special One seemed dumbfounded as to why Craig Pawson took such action against him.
However, it’s pretty clear why Mourinho was sent to the stands.
The Man United boss overstepped his boundaries, literally, as he stepped on the pitch as the game was in process.
The fourth official had to get Mourinho to step back.
The Man United boss could face a touchline ban for next weekend’s match against Crystal Palace as a result.
Looks like this is what Mourinho was sent to the stands forpic.twitter.com/1WVSwX5xnb
— José (@MourinhoMindset) September 24, 2017
Bryan Robson slams Liverpool & Chelsea
Man United fans have since launched a defence of Mourinho.
Some have taken to social media to make their case, and they have turned attention onto Liverpool and Chelsea.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte are also accused of behaving badly towards the fourth official this season.
And now Bryan Robson has chimed into the debate in a column for the Daily Mail.
Conte & Klopp are ‘lunatics’
Picking up on the vibes on social media, former Man United captain Robson believes Mourinho is being unfairly targeted.
He’s written the following in the Mail:
If Jose Mourinho gets fined or banned after being sent to the stands on Saturday for continually stepping out of his technical area, it will be an absolute disgrace. It was a joke of a decision.
When Antonio Conte goes dancing down the touchline like a jack-in-the-box or Jurgen Klopp contorts his face while waving maniacally at a fourth official, we praise them as being passionate and say it’s great to see.
They can act like lunatics but not get punished. Yet when it’s Mourinho, there’s a suspicion his intentions can only be Machiavellian.
For the record, it’s very possible Mourinho escapes without a punishment.