Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho demands answers from referees' chief Mike Riley

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to know the full impact of referees' chief Mike Riley apologising to West Brom – and "publicly exposing" Andre Marriner – following the controversial award of a penalty in the last round of Premier League fixtures.

The Baggies looked set for a famous victory at Stamford Bridge earlier this month before referee Marriner awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time when Ramires went down after colliding with Steven Reid and Eden Hazard converted.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke was furious and Riley has now issued an apology.

"I'm very curious to know the consequences of it," said Mourinho. "At least now the referees know, they know one thing.

"If a controversial – I'm not saying a mistake – decision that hypothetically favours Chelsea, they know they are going to be publicly exposed."

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