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Bayern: Mourinho Is Impertinent

Bayern Munich are unimpressed with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, after the two clubs clashed in the Uefa Super Cup last week.

Chelsea were forced to play the final quarter of the match, plus extra-time and penalties, with just 10 men after Ramires was sent off.

The Brazilian midfielder was shown a second yellow card for a studs-up foul on Mario Gotze.

Laughably, Ramires, Mourinho and the Chelsea gang felt aggrieved when he was dismissed.

But had it been a Chelsea player who had been upended by such a challenge, they would surely have been screaming blue murder.

After the match, The Special One sought to downplay Ramires’ tackle.

He admitted that it was technically a foul, but suggested that most football purists would have preferred the referee to turn a blind eye, in the interests of the game.

Mourinho was suggesting that it would have been more exciting had both teams kept 11 men on the field, even though one of them was guilty of a sending-off offence.

"The referee must have passion for the game and the game 11 v 11 was much better,” Mourinho said.

"It was not a situation where Ramires hurt the opponent, was not a situation where the opponent was in a dangerous counter-attack, was not a situation where you needed to show that second yellow card."

The fact is however, that Ramires damaged Gotze to the extent that he will not be able to play for up to three weeks.

And so Bayern honcho Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hit out at Mourinho for his ill-advised brushing off of Ramires’ foul.

"In this foul, Mario, you have to admit, is rather a lucky fellow. I think Mourinho’s statement was impertinent,”Rummenigge said.

"If Mario still had his leg on the ground it probably would have been completely wrecked. That was the clearest red card ever. If a prominent coach like Mourinho then talks about a referring error, I ask myself if I attend the wrong game."

Gotze meanwhile, who was only just being considered for starting role after beginning his Bayern career with an injury, was simply relived that Ramires’ bad tackle did not do him more damage.

"Of course it bothers me that I am ruled out for a few more weeks again," he said.

"But if you look at the pictures, you can only be delighted that nothing worse happened."

Click here to watch Ramires tackle Gotze, and decide for yourself if Mou or Rummenigge is right.

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