It is rare for officials to apologise for decisions…
It has been revealed that referee Anthony Taylor apologised to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for giving Cesc Fabregas a yellow card on Sunday, reports the Daily Mail.
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The midfielder was shoved over in the box during the Stamford Bridge outfit’s 1-1 draw with Southampton. However, the official thought that the Spaniard had dived and so gave him a caution and refused to to accept the Blues’ penalty claims.
After the match manager Mourinho complained of a campaign against his players, accusing them of diving and trying to bend the rules. He also claimed that the referee should be “ashamed” of his decision.
However, it has now emerged that the official went to the Portuguese after the game to apologise for his decision. This is very unusual, as usually officials refuse to be taken to account for dodgy decisions.