Following his side’s surprising 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday which saw his side finish with nine men after both Willian and Ramires were sent off, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was a little sarcastic in his post-match comments.
He did, however, try to make the point that he thought the officiating was poor on the day, but did so in a way he thought would avoid him getting in trouble.
“It was a good, solid performance against a good team,” said Mourinho.
“Defensively, we were really strong and we had no problems coping with the danger that Aston Villa has.
“After that, I prefer not to comment because I don't want to bring the game into disrepute and I don't want to be accused.
“I prefer to do what we have to do in football. In football, we have just to let it go and not to comment because if you comment, you are in trouble, and I don't want to be.
“I prefer not to comment because if you want to speak about big decisions, you don't just speak about the red cards.
“If I speak I'm in big trouble, and I don't want to be in big trouble, and if I speak I'm accused of bringing the game into disrepute.
“The referees do what they do, they do and they go home, they do and they don't go to the press, they refuse even to exchange a couple of words when one person, like me who has been in football for so long, asks politely, 'Can you speak with me for five seconds?' and it's 'No, I don't speak with you for five seconds'.
“I have to keep with my position because compared to the referee my position in the game is nothing, and I have to go home and close my mouth.”