Mourinho should be entitled to his opinion, claims former official.
Former Premier League referee Graham Poll has joined the list of those backing the comments of Jose Mourinho following Chelsea’s controversial draw against Burnley.
The Blues boss cited four key incidents in the fixture that referee Martin Atkinson got wrong, and Poll agrees that Atkinson got all four wrong – describing the official’s performance as “honest incompetence”.
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As such, 51-year-old Poll believes Mourinho is entitled to speak out against such incompetence, without suffering punishment:
“Irrespective of whether Mourinho was right or wrong, I do not think the Football Association should or will act against him,” Poll wrote in the Daily Mail.
“He is entitled to his opinion and, as long as he does not question the integrity of referees, he should be allowed to speak against this honest incompetence.”
Punishment is uncertain, however if the Blues boss is disciplined by the FA, the campaign against Chelsea dispute will surely be reignited…