Chelsea balls: Eden Hazard ignores Mourinho, Henry saves Jose, tabloids have field day
More Chelsea balls in the Daily Mail, which leads with a series of photos of Jose Mourinho talking with Eden Hazard. The media narrative is that Mourinho is on the “brink” of the sack. Having stuck the Chelsea manager on the precipice, the same media then talks about how he can be saved.
The Sun’s back page tells of “Mourinho D’Day”.
He’s on the brink. That’s Thierry Henry’s cue to say that Jose can be saved.
Having seen the Sun’s masterclass in tabloid repotting – create the drama then offer the imperilled star an escape via an ‘exclusive’ opinion piece – the Mail connives.
On this tabloid we see the same photo of Mourinho in conversation with Hazard, Chelsea’s star player. Now, thought, we are offered context:
Mourinho is portrayed as clueless, asking his players to help him. Hazard, coveted by Barcelona, is seen symbolically walking away, leaving Mourinho his his agonies.
What went before or comes after we have no idea. The Mail has selected the pictures to fit the narrative.
Such are the facts.