How Do They Get Away With This Shit?

9 Jul

So, I’m sure that many people saw the crap that El Mundo Deportivo was spewing about Mourinho abusing two people who yelled “Forca Barca!” at him on a plane to Lisbon last week. Oh that Mou, he’s so horrible! The only problem? He wasn’t on a frigging plane to Lisbon. He was in Cancun. Nice try, EMD.

The worst part is that football sites that are covering this are using inflammatory headlines (I’m not surprised, of course). For instance,  Inside Spanish Football uses the headline “Mourinho verbally attacks Barca fans” and the sub-headline says “reportedly.” They detail everything like it’s fact and it’s not until you get to the last line where they say “However, Inside Spanish Football writer Leyla Hamed can confirm that Jose Mourinho is currently in Cancun, Mexico and does not arrive back in Europe until July 13th.” C’MON, PEOPLE! I know it brings in readers, but it could have been worded a bit more fairly, don’t you think?

Here’s what Mou allegedly said to the Barca fans (as per ISF). Does this seriously sound like him? I know he’s mouthy but he’s been under pressure from much bigger people. I can’t see him going off like this at two people on a plane, much less in front of his children who he is notoriously protective of.

Mourinho was on board a flight returning to Lisbon from America where he had been enjoying a short vacation in Miami.

However, a couple named by Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo as Anna and Xavier walked past the Portuguese coach and shouted the words ‘Forca Barca’, prompting a scathing attack from Mourinho.

“I went trembling on the plane from Lisbon to Barcelona. This man has left me traumatized. Before I never fell ill, but now I fear I have,” Anna said.

“Mourinho insulted me, that I was a whore and a swine, right in my face. Said he’d hit and kill me right there if I’d have been a man.

“The worst of all is that the incident took place in the presence of the two sons of Mourinho, who saw everything.”

Some Germans are said to have witnessed the clash and told the pair: “If we had seen him, we would have said ‘Long live Bayern’!”

Seriously, El Mundo Deportivo, if you’re going to slander Mou, don’t you think it might be a bit more credible if you got the gender of his kids right? Well, to be fair, he does have one son. Sheesh.

Here’s a nice photo of Mou in Cancun having a grand old time with the Director General of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Cancun, Jesus Almaguer Salazar and President of the Cancun Hotel Association, Rodrigo de la Pena.

So much for him bullying a lady on a plane to Lisbon, eh? He should sue for slander.

I’m guessing it’s a slow news cycle so EMD had to do something to rile everyone up.   As @_Pamela tweeted, here’s how Mou reacted to fans jeering him last season.

Yeah, that seems more like it. Mou is not going to go off on a fan like that, especially in front of his kids. Whether you like him or not, you’ve got to admit this story is absolute bullshit.


– Lozil

11 Responses to “How Do They Get Away With This Shit?”

  1. drea July 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    How do people get away with this tabloid bullsh-t?

    • drea July 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Sorry, I meant to add more but my screen refreshed and the comment published. Weird. Anyhow, I read the original article (with my limited Spanish) and those people really went into detail. What a crazy web of lies, and yet they couldn’t get the basic facts straight. So many commenters on there and so many of them are just taking the story at face value. How frustrating!

      • headbandsandheartbreak July 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

        I read some people who were pro-Mou and they believed it hook, line and sinker as well. They were saying to woman deserved it and I thought “WTF is wrong with you people?!” That’s just as bad. Ugh. This is why I try so hard to keep the partisan bullshit off this site. These people who think they’re “better” fans by just being unrelenting arseholes and wishing ill on players, coaches, other fans, etc. make me sick to my stomach.

        • drea July 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

          I know! It’s so weird! I’ll be the first to admit that I can get very defensive about Mou and the team, but those people are not only believing our fearless leader is that kind of jackass, they’re applauding him for it? Ayyy.

  2. shiggers July 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Oooh! I love fairy tales! Have you ever heard the one about the wolf who dresses up as a grandma?! Sigh. I’d say this is terrifically embarrassing for EMD, but they clearly don’t feel it to be. That’s okay, EMD! I’m embarrassed for you!

    And Anna, if you’re real, the bad man did not make you sick.

  3. Allison July 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Does no one fact check anymore? People picked up and printed Brooks’ story about CR7 too. It amazes me.

  4. jellyace July 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Jeez! Whatever happened to journalistic integrity? It’s like the “Future News” items that Brooks Peck fabricates in Dirty Tackle which gets picked up and reprinted as true news by actual news vehicles. Don’t they have a responsibility to independently verify their facts?

    Shame, shame , shame!

    BTW, before Cancun, Mou was in Indonesia. So a Miami-Lisbon flight would take him in the opposite direction.

  5. Natalie July 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    This is hilarious!

  6. tasha July 10, 2012 at 3:48 am #

    Omg someone actually wrote this article nd they weren’t high on crack cocaine. This is hi larious ha ha ppl will do anything 2 get readers its disgusting some ppl have no
    Integrity whatsoever!!!! Nd that ppl would applaud this article jst show there mental capacity.

  7. Fe July 10, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Lies, fairy tales and fallacies!!! But some people will believe it because: MOU IS WORST THAN HITLER!!!!111oneone!!

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