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Football: MOURINHO BLAST FOR REF RILEY.

Byline: By MARTIN LIPTON

JOSE MOURINHO admitted he called referee Mike Riley a "son of a whore".

The Blues boss confronted Riley at the break as Chelsea trailed 3-1, and shouted "son of a whore" at the official in Portuguese - or "son of a bitch" in English. Mourinho said: "I did say it to the ref but if you had a microphone you would hear me saying it 10 times every 15 seconds. I say it about my players, about myself, even about the ball when it hits the post and stays out.

"At half-time I did speak to the referee, in a polite way. I told him he had given every free-kick to Spurs, every decision. He said: 'Leave me alone and let me get on with my work'. It worked too - in the second half he was worse than in the first."

Mourinho admitted there is a problem over John Terry's Chelsea future, adding: "Something has happened and John has not signed the new contract."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 12, 2007
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