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Mourinho apologises to Johnson

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has apologised for saying Everton striker Andrew Johnson was untrustworthy after Sunday's 3-2 victory at Goodison Park.

Mourinho claimed Johnson had dived to win a penalty and Everton made an official complaint about his comments to the Football Association.

Everton have also taken legal advice as they say the remarks question Johnson's "professionalism and integrity".

What's your reaction to his apology?

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posted Dec 21, 2006

Surely, if Johnson was such a diver. Chelsea would buy him and pay him 100k a week?

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posted Dec 21, 2006

Something tells me Jose was forced to apologised. If he had it all his own way the i doubt very much that he would have done.

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posted Dec 21, 2006

Shame he can't apologise to Reading FC and Stephen Hunt. <steam>

Oh well, I guess that Special Ones can't be special all the time.

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posted Dec 21, 2006

It seems odd that it took him 3 days to apologise. He could have viewed the incident on Sunday and apologised Monday morning. The suspicion is Chelsea have taken legal advice and were surprised that Everton were not going to let it fade away. I actually think he was entitled to his initial view.He has a right to free speech and Everton/Johnson have the right to complain. We all have to make judgment calls in life.Even if you think Wenger should do the same sometimes, makes no difference. Thats his choice and you can dislike him for it.Mourinho, great coach, but can someone tell him to stop waving imaginary yellow cards from the dugout.

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posted Dec 21, 2006

I think the apology of Mr. Mourinho was a step in the right direction, but the acceptance of the apology by Everton is a gaint step in moving the game forward. Everton must be commended for such milestone.Histroy will for a long time remember such respect of the game by Everton.

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posted Dec 21, 2006

I'm glad jose has done the decent thing and this has sensibly been resolved.
I hope when Reading play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Jose can do the decent thing and shake hands with stephan hunt. Ok it is understandable that jose was upset because both his goalkeepers were injured and one with a serious injury, but he was out of order to accuse hunt of deliberatley trying to injure the goalkeeper.

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posted Dec 21, 2006

As much as Mourinho acts like an idiot, he still has made the prem a much more exciting place, and in reality I don't think anyone would really wanna see him leave.

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posted Dec 22, 2006

I am pleased with Jose.It takes a man to say sorry, and hes just done that.Thats good for the game.

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posted Dec 22, 2006

He's excellent. Gonna be remembered for a very very long time I reckon.

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posted Dec 23, 2006

seen the incident and "AJ"TMknobs did not dive. Hence,all Mourhino needed to say was"AJ"TMknobs did not dive on THIS occasion.
"AJ"TMknobs the peoples diver.

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