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As Ever, Mourinho Plays the Blame Game
ESPN Soccernet, October 18th, 2006 3:47PM

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One of the more unfortunate characteristics of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, is his need to always blame others for his team's misfortune. Following the horrific accident that resulted in a fractured skull for Chelsea's No. 1 goalkeeper Petr Cech, Mourinho has his hands in the air blaming everyone from Reading Football Club to Stephen Hunt (the player who accidentally hit Cech in the head) to the paramedics, who he claimed took 30 minutes to arrive at Madejski Stadium. The ambulance staff later hit back at Mourinho for his defamatory comments, insisting that took just seven minutes for the ambulance to arrive once the call was made. The fact that it took Chelsea's doctor 20 minutes to evaluate Cech's condition before making the call seems to have been lost on Mourinho. According to Mark Ainsworth, the ambulance duty officer, "The ambulance was called at 17:45 and it arrived at 17:52, so seven minutes from the time that the call came through to the ambulance control until they actually arrived at the scene." Mourinho also complained that Cech wasn't properly taken off the field by the ambulance staff. "If my goalkeeper dies in that dressing room or in the process, it is something English football has to think about," he said. But Ainsworth again maintained that the decision to take him off in a wheelchair was made by Chelsea's doctor. He told BBC Radio: 'We're slightly annoyed that he is bringing us into it all, we did our best for the player following the request of the Chelsea doctor. We took him [to the hospital] as quickly as we would take any member of the public to hospital." Read the original story...


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