Former Arsenal star Martin Keown claims Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has disrespected the Premier League with his propaganda spreading, as reported by Daily Mail.
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The unlikable Blues boss has been all over the news recently, with accusations of unfair treatment being thrown at Premier League referees.
He has insisted at times this season that there has been a campaign against his side, and claims Chelsea have been victimised time and time again.
Keown has hit out at the Portuguese manager, claiming that all he is doing is spreading propaganda.
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The former Real Madrid man is known for his mind games and trickery, and the former Gunner insists there is no conspiracy against the Blues boss.
“There’s no conspiracy,” he said.
“It’s all propaganda from Jose Mourinho.
“It was a big statement for him to go on Sky – a company he doesn’t have the best of relationships with – and say they, and referees, don’t give him a fair deal.
“I think it’s disrespectful to the Premier League and everything it stands for. Fair competition is the basis of every good competition – if you win the Premier League, you deserve to.
“But if you question it, like Mourinho is doing, you question the integrity of the game. And that is wrong. I’m not fooled by his charm and magnetism, but people seem scared to speak out against him. Perhaps they don’t want to get involved in a slanging match, but he needs to be pulled up about this.”
Our hard hitting former defender believes Mourinho needs to stop playing the victim, and accept that his side are treated no differently than any other.
He suggested that the Chelsea man take a leaf out of Southampton boss Ronald Koeman’s book, who merely accepted that things won’t always go his way after their loss to Liverpool.
“Look at Ronald Koeman after Southampton’s loss to Liverpool on Sunday. He could have completely gone off on one about the penalties they should have been awarded, or that Simon Mignolet should have been sent off. But he didn’t. There was no mention of campaigns or conspiracies by him,” he added.
Mourinho is a fantastic manager, but he is also one of the most despicable men in football. He should be focusing on getting his team playing the way they were at the start of the season, rather than flinging mud at the FA, and Premier League referees.