Mourinho secretly mic’d up for encounter with worst referee ever

May 5 – Controversial Roma boss Jose Mourinho, rarely out of the news wherever he manages, wore a secret hidden microphone to “protect” himself against “the worst referee I have met in my life” during his side’s 1-1 draw with Monza earlier this week.

Mourinho criticised referee Daniele Chiffi after he sent off Roma’s Mehmet Zeki Celik in the 96th minute.

“I went to the game with a microphone. I recorded everything,” Mourinho said.

“From the moment I left the locker room, to the moment I returned – I protected myself.

“He [Cheffi] is the worst. Technically he’s horrible. Zero empathy. Zero communication. Zero awareness.

“Believe me, I have dealt with many bad referees,” said Mourinho. “Usually, when I talk about referees, it is because they have a direct influence on the game.

“He is horrible, he makes no human connection with anyone, he has no empathy, he gives a red card to a player who slips because he is exhausted at the 96th minute.

“Unfortunately, this too is a sign of Roma’s weakness as a club, because we do not have the strength of other clubs who can say we don’t want this referee.”

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