It is fair to say that Jose Mourinho has not been best pleased with Sky Sports analysts this season and now the Chelsea social media team have waded into the war of words with Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness, which was sparked by the Blues’ Champions League exit to Paris Saint-Germain.
During the 2-2 draw with PSG on Wednesday both Carragher and Souness were very critical of the behaviour of Chelsea players for the incident that led to Zlatan Ibrahimovic being shown a red card. The Swede challenged with Oscar for a loose ball but got there second and the pair collided.
Stamford Bridge was up in arms and every one of the Blues players surrounded the referee as Oscar writhed on the ground, making out as if he was seriously injured. Referee Bjorn Kuipers showed Ibrahimovic the red card, but replays showed that may have been a harsh decision.
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PSG’s prominent centre-forward appeared to realise he was not going to get there and pulled his leg back, the contact was actually made by Oscar in the follow through from him kicking the ball. Either way, the reaction from the home side was intense and caused much outrage.
Carragher called the reaction of home players “disgraceful” and claimed it was typical of Mourinho teams, who would never be universally loved. Meanwhile, Souness called Chelsea players’ reaction to challenges “unappealing” saying the referee had to put up with a lot.
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“When Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness speak, it’s because they are having a problem for sure,” was Mourinho’s response to reporters after the match when told about the pundits' comments.
“Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and, in two years, he forgets everything he did on the pitch. Mr Souness also, but he stopped playing a long time ago.”
Now Chelsea’s official Instagram account has backed up the boss and posted a cheeky response with a picture of both Souness and Carragher in confrontations with referees, with the caption "for those with short memories".
Carragher did not let it lie though, and responded via Twitter where he explained that he was contesting a penalty given while playing against Chelsea. Souness in the image is actually going for an opponent and the referee is getting in between them, so it’s not quite the same as he was saying.
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