Jose Mourinho mocks Luis Suarez, labels him 'acrobatic swimming pool' diver

Published: Dec 30, 2013, 17:06 IST | Agencies |

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels Luis Suarez deserved to be booked for simulation after the Liverpool striker appealed in vain for a penalty during the Reds' 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly called Liverpool’s Luis Suarez an 'acrobatic swimming pool' diver and accused the striker of trying to con a penalty.

Mourinho said that the Uruguayan should have been booked for cheating after a challenge by Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o in the Red's 2-1 Sunday loss at Stamford Bridge.

Luis Saurez
Luis Suarez. File Pic

According to UK tabloid Mirror, Blues boss Mourinho said that Suarez lost that duel with Azpilicueta and when Eto'o came in it looked like somebody had shot Suarez in the back and for him that was a clear yellow card.

He further pointed that Azpilicueta had the ball, he was leaving the box with the ball, and Suarez did an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get the penalty, because he's so clever he knows he's in the penalty area with the Liverpool supporters behind.

Mourinho also felt his own side were denied a clear penalty after man of the match Eden Hazard tangled with Lucas Leiva.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho. File Pic

"I think there is another big case for a penalty on Hazard," he said. "Something is happening, week after week, I don't know why referees don't see it. He's a fair boy and I don't know why this is happening.

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Rodgers leapt to the defence of Suarez, and also insisted that Eto'o should have been sent off for an X-rated tackle on Jordan Henderson.

However, referee Howard Webb did not book Eto'o, but the free-kick led to Martin Skrtel's opener, the report added.

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