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"Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by Nobody: 7:41pm On Oct 23, 2008
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has branded Blues striker Didier Drogba ''a diver''.

Drogba has often been criticised for going to ground too easily but was vigorously defended by Mourinho during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Now, just over a year after leaving Chelsea, Mourinho has turned on the 30-year-old while also hitting out at Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres and Robin van Persie for the same thing.

Mourinho told feelfootball.com: ''I am no longer Chelsea coach, and I do not have to defend them any more, but I think it is correct if I say Drogba is a diver.
''Drogba, Ronaldo, Torres and Van Persie are the divers. Who dives more? Who has won more penalties in recent years? But English football is the one that criticises the divers the most.''

Mourinho claims he is against diving but encourages his players to go to ground if they are fouled.

He added: ''I hate diving, but I'm not happy if a player is kicked by somebody in the box and he tries to remain standing.

''It's very, very rare a referee gives a decision if the player doesn't go down so I tell players not to be naive, but to be fair.''
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=584238&sec=england&cc=5901

Is this hypocrisy,bluntness or professionalism?
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by bawomolo(m): 4:10am On Oct 24, 2008
more like confused and bitter
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by A40(m): 4:57am On Oct 24, 2008
He is a bloody liar and stupid for putting Torres and RVP in that list
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by Raimond(m): 9:49am On Oct 24, 2008
Why is my beloved Eboue not on the list, a whole superman like him! grin
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by A40(m): 11:37pm On Oct 24, 2008
I wonder ooh its non-divers like Torres and RVP he decided to put in the list
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by Bobbyb(m): 10:28pm On Oct 26, 2008
ehh ya Mourinho jst want 2 be in d spotlight by all means, what a bad person.Sorry dude if u want 2 be in d spotlight, u hv 2 be in d EPL.
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by hollandis(f): 10:03am On Oct 27, 2008
A-40:

He is a bloody liar and stupid for putting Torres and RVP in that list
who is RVP?
Re: "Drogba Is A Diver", Mourinho by Andy1985ng(m): 3:30pm On Nov 01, 2008
RVP on the list of divers,

What's wrong with the "special one"?

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