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Chelsea balls: Oscar’s studs, Mourinho’s script and media bias turns Diego Costa into the ‘devil’

by | 12th, March 2015

Chelsea on the train

 

When Chelsea lost to PSG in a tetchy, dramatic and acrimonious Champions’ League match last night, some of the newspapers picked sides.

The Times not only comes up with the best headline (“Chelsea polished off by Silva” PSG’s Thiago Silva scored the decisive goal) but also reports that counter much what we read elsewhere.

Readers learn that Zlatan Ibrahimovich was “extermely unfortuante to be sent off” for a foul on Oscar. He was.

Oliver Kay notes that PSG’s Edinson Cavani performed a “blatant trip” on Diego Costa in the box. Result: No penalty.  Matt Dickenson notices David Luiz swing his arm into Costa’s face. It was “disgraceful and blatant”. It “should have been a red card”. Result: no foul. “Devilish” Costa then flew into a “wild challenge” on Thiago Silva. He should have been sent off, says the Times . Was he? No.

So much for the sense.

Although the Times’ Tony Cascarino sees Jose Mourinho’s hand in Zlatan ‘s red card and muses, “It is a though Mourinho was scripting everything that happens.”

Well, aside from the penalty that should have been given, Luiz’s non-red card and the defeat, Cascarino makes a valid point.

But Cascarino’s monocualr view is surpassed by the  Daily Mail , which shows readers this photo:

 

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The Blues’ biggest offence was to surround the referee after Oscar was upended, demanding a red card. That was pathetic.

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