Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have hit out at the Chelsea manager following his comments about Ramires’ foul on Mario Gotze
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have slammed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in the wake of the Portuguese’s comments about the referee during last week’s Uefa Super Cup encounter.
Mourinho was quick to blame the official in charge for his side’s defeat, Jonas Eriksson, whom he felt was wrong to dismiss Chelsea midfielder Ramires for a second yellow card folllowing a challenge on Mario Gotze.
Rummenigge, though, has stressed that the Brazilian’s sending off was fully deserved and has hit out at Mourinho for his poor judgement of the situation.
“I thought Mourinho’s statement was outrageous,” Rummenigge told Bild.
“After a horrible tackle like this, Mario can consider himself lucky. The injury could have been much worse.”
Hoeness, meanwhile, was equally surprised with Mourinho’s criticism of the referee.
“That was the clearest red card ever,” the Bayern president said.
“If a coach like Mourinho then starts talking about a wrong decision, I ask myself if he maybe attended the wrong game.”
The Bundesliga representatives won 5-4 on penalties (2-2 AET) on Friday.
Meanwhile, Gotze will be out of action for at least three weeks because of the injury he sustained following Ramires’ tackle.