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SBD Global/February 26, 2014/Media
Chelsea Manager Lashes Out At Media After Canal+ Publishes 'Private' Conversation
Published February 26, 2014
PRIVATE COMMENTS BECOME PUBLIC: The BBC reported Mourinho said that "he was joking when he complained about Chelsea's lack of forwards and made an unflattering comment" about Eto'o's age. Mourinho: "It was a funny conversation with somebody that doesn't belong to the football world. It is a disgrace that someone is taping a private conversation" (BBC, 2/25). In London, Jeremy Wilson reported the comments were made when Mourinho was "speaking to representatives of the Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot." The remark about Eto'o is "understood to have been a reference to the supposed doubt about the true age of some African players." Mourinho believes that the context "has been completely lost and is furious" that Canal+ posted the video on its website. The footage was "subsequently deleted," but, by then, Mourinho's comments "had been translated and broadcast around the world" (TELEGRAPH, 2/25).