Although he’s the manager of one of their rivals, Chelsea fans still think the world of Jose Mourinho.
He did, after all, guide them to three Premier League titles in two spells at Stamford Bridge.
But loyalty is a key part of Mourinho’s make up and, since he was appointed Manchester United manager in May, he hasn’t been afraid to upset some Chelsea fans in order to defend his interests.
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Firstly, the Portuguese proved his allegiance to United by refusing to sign a Chelsea shirt during the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of China.
And on Saturday he trolled Chelsea fans who abused his son on social media.
Jose Mourinho Jr. plays for Fulham’s academy side, and with Chelsea and Fulham being west London rivals, the teenager took some flak ahead of Saturday’s fixture between the two academies.
Mourinho takes to social media
Jose Jr. posted a picture on Instagram of himself in training. When Chelsea fans gave him grief, his father urged him not to “loose [sic] time with the camels.”
Mourinho returned to the post hours after Fulham’s 2-1 win, adding: “cfc 1 ffc 2,” with two more camel emojis.
Image/story by Manchester Evening News
Jose Jr. got involved
Jose Jr. even got involved with his critics, replying to one by saying: “Hold up, you saying I was signed for Fulham on a two year scholarship contract because of my dad?
“You saying out of 4 goalkeeper they picked me because of my dad, and you are saying this without seeing me play... Haters are my target audience, and I always prove them wrong, ALWAYS."
For future reference, if you want to go at Jose Jr., be prepared to take on his father, too.
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