“The Manchester players protested a lot. I don’t know why. I don’t like this.”
Oh, the irony.
John Terry said he ‘loved’ Didier Drogba’s disgraceful reaction to their result against Barcelona last season. Remember the one? He had to be dragged away from the referee before shouting “it’s a fucking disgrace!” in to the camera. With a captain like that, is it any wonder Chelsea players are the worst behaved on the pitch?
Since Jose Mourinho joined Chelsea in 2004, they have faced more punishment than any other Premiership club for failing to control their players.
June 2009 – Charged and fined £85000 for their reaction following their draw with Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final.
November 2007 – Charged and fined £40,000 for their reaction to the sending off of Michael Essien.
September 2007 – Charged for their reaction to the sending off of John Obi Mikel. The players surrounded the ref and John Terry actually tried to pull the red card out of the referee’s hand (although he received no individual punishment). They were fined £30,000.
March 2007 – In the League Cup final against Arsenal three players were sent off and it kicked off big time. They were fined £100,000.
May 2006 – Fined £10,000 because of their reaction to William Gallas’ sending off.
April 2006 – Charged for their players’ angry reaction towards the ref following a foul by former red Ronnie Wallwork in their match against West Brom.
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