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Mourinho Still Not Sure Why Referee Foy Ignored Him

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Jose Mourinho says he has been left in the dark concerning his sending off during Chelsea’s loss at Aston Villa on Saturday.

“I don’t know why I was sent off. I asked, but the referee refused to speak to me,” Mourinho said.

The ‘Blues’s’ title bid was dealt another blow at Villa Park in a game they ended with just nine men, after Willian and Ramires got their marching orders for a second bookable offence- the latter resulting in the Portuguese boss being sent to the stand.

Mourinho was asked off the pitch for getting involved in the melee fueled by Ramires’ two-footed lunge on Karim EL Ahmadi’d shin. He tried to enter the field to talk to referee Chris Foy after Ramires was sent off.

Jose Mourinho Was Sent Off for Getting Involved in an On-the-Pitch Melee.

Jose Mourinho Was Sent Off for Getting Involved in an On-the-Pitch Melee.

“One player made an aggressive move towards one of my players. Gabriel Agbonlahor was on the bench, he jumped onto the pitch, he was aggressive, everyone jumps onto then pitch, me and my assistants, lots of people there.

“Maybe Mr Foy thought I was aggressive, I don’t know. There are no statues in a football match, so everyone should have been sent off,” he added.

Midfielder Nemanja Matic had his first goal for Chelsea disallowed at the end of the first-half for handball.

The Serbian was unmarked at the far post when a John Terry flick on from a Willian corner bobbled off his thigh and onto his arm before he shot past Brad Guzan.

Chelsea were reduced to ten men when referee Foy issued a second booking for Willian for tripping Fabian Delph as he drove towards goal.

Villa capitalised on their numerical advantage when Delph back-heeled a Marc Albrighton low cut-back into the net.

The visitors’ frustration boiled over in the closing stages of the game as Ramires jumped into an ugly challenge with El Ahmadi only to get a swift red card response from Foy.

Mourinho was then sent to the stands for getting involved in the recriminations after Ramires’ poor tackle.

“We must be very, very unlucky to have another refereeing performance like this one.

“This was not about one mistake a referee can make, a penalty or not giving a penalty, but this is about a 94 minute performance,” Mourinho concluded.

The loss has now reduced Chelsea’s lead over Manchester City to six points with the latter, who secured a 2-0 win at Hall earlier in the day, having three games in hand.

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The current Champions League season has already brought a lot of sensations, but there was no
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Talented Nigerian Players of the NFL

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The NFL is quickly becoming one of the most popular leagues for Nigerian athletes. Over the last few years, we have seen some immensely talented players from Nigeria, or with Nigerian ancestry, come into the league and take over. While all positions in the sport of American football have benefited, notably there has been a focus on defensive positions from these athletes, with linebackers and defensive ends rising to prominence. Here are some of the most talented Nigerian athletes in the NFL that you need to know.

Jeremiah Attaochu

Jeremiah Attaochu is a 6’3”( 1.91m) outside linebacker who is currently playing for the Denver Broncos. He was a member of the 2014 draft, selected in the 2nd round as pick #50 overall. Attaochu played briefly for several teams like the 49ers and the Jets as he gradually tried to find the perfect fit. Recently, Attaochu has been re-signed by the Broncos on a one-year $1.5 million contract. Clearly, the Broncos liked what he brought to their defensive line.

Since Peyton Manning left the Broncos, the squad has been testing new offensive schemes, but their defense remains very strong. All-star player Von Miller has recently been placed on the injury list, so Attaochu will be called on to perform his best. With his aggressive tackling and limitless gas tank, Attaochu certainly helps bring the Broncos favorable American football odds. The team’s main division rivals are the Kansas City Chiefs who have one of the strongest offenses in the league. Heading into the 2020 season, defense is a priority for the Broncos.

Jeff Okudah

Okudah was born in Texas, USA in 1999 to Nigerian parents, making him one of the youngest players on this list. In the most recent NFL draft, Okudah was one of the most in-demand athletes and was selected #3 overall by the Detroit Lions. In the buildup to his NFL debut he quickly became known as the best cornerback in the entire country, and has proven to be yet another exceptional Nigerian athlete to gr3aduate from Texas universities.

This is excellent news for the Lions, who certainly need all the help they can get on defense. Okudah made his NFL debut this past Sunday, playing against the Green Bay Packers and MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. All things considered, Okudah played well and showed that he can perform at the professional level.

Emmanuel Ogbah

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ogbah has come a long way on his journey to becoming the standout outside linebacker that he is. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 as the #32 overall pick. After two years with the squad, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he really came into his own as a linebacker.

Ogbah played a big role in the Chief’s 12-4 record while he was active during the 2019 season. His standout performance was during week 3 versus the Baltimore Ravens, when Ogbah sacked quarterback Lamar Jackson 1.5 times. Unfortunately, a pectoral injury ended his exceptional season at game 10, but his efforts ultimately helped the Chiefs get to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. Afterwards, Ogbah signed a two-year $15 million dollar contract with the Miami Dolphins, where he currently helps round out their defense.

Noah Igbinoghene

This young athlete is an exceptionally talented cornerback. He was recently drafted in the first round as #30 overall by the Miami Dolphins. Though he was born in the US, he is of Nigerian descent and lived in the country for part of his life in his earlier years.

Notably, both of his parents were talented athletes in their own right. Igbinoghene’s father not only competed in the Men’s Triple Jump in the 1996 Olympics, but also won a bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth games. His mother was a track and field star, and was part of the relay team that won a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 1992 Olympics.

NFL analysts gave the Dolphin’s an A+ for the Igbinoghene pick, saying that he was the right player for their team and helped the Dolphins patch up a weakness on defense. He played well against the Buffalo Bills this past weekend, ultimately blocking many passes that came his way.

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Barcelona Sell Luis Suarez To Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona have sold striker Luis Suarez to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

The transfer was confirmed on Wednesday evening, with Suarez reportedly crying as he left Barcelona’s training grounds for the last time the same day.

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future,” the statement said.

The club said a “farewell event” would take place for Suarez on Thursday before a press conference.

Suarez leaves Barcelona after six successful years. He scored 198 goals – making him Barcelona’s third top scorer, and won 13 titles.

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