Sure, Jose Mourinho meant well when he approached a Crystal Palace ball boy during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss at Selhurst Park today. The poor kid looked confused as all get out.
"Mr. Mourinho, isn’t there a match you’re supposed to be managing?"
Apparently the Special One felt it necessary to lecture the young boy on his time-wasting tactics, warning him that things might not be so pretty next time (as we know, Eden Hazard has no patience for unruly ball boys).
So what words of wisdom did Jose impart on the youngster?
“I told him not to do that [waste time] because he runs the risk of one of my players to punch him or to lose his temper, so don’t do that because you are risking [retaliation],” Mourinho said after the loss.
While we’re sure Jose meant well, but telling a young kid that there’s a threat of physical harm for his nonsense probably wasn’t the best idea. Then again, it’s likely he got the point across.
Watch Mourinho’s full comment here: