Jose Mourinho and Chelsea began the week with a scandal before their UEFA Champions League [UCL] match against Galatasaray. According to The Mirror, Mourinho commented about Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, and the Blue’s possibilities of winning the Premier League [EPL] title.

The comments were made during a sponsorship reception with Hublot the watch manufacturer. In the conversation, Mourinho commented about Eto’s age, Torres, Ba, and the apparent lack of a striker.

The Great One worsened the situation by stating that Chelsea may not win the EPL. Radamel Falcao was mentioned in the conversation as a player without a club.

Everything should have stayed within the confines of where the conversation took place. The opposite occurred since it appeared as video footage on Canal + of France. 

The result was seeing Mourinho attempt damage control in a press conference by blaming the press.

What Mourinho did was wrong even though this was a private conversation. As a public figure, Mourinho [as well as others] must be careful what they say in private and public.

The press [especially the paparazzi] will take every word, gesture, and action with the intent of getting a story. They are present everywhere including social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

The people and team mentioned in a private conversation may be offended as well. Mourinho’s comments may have unraveled the attempts of unity within Chelsea and damaged the relationship with Eto’o.

Modern Ghana reports that Eto’o is angry with Mourinho about the comments. One could imagine that Torres and Ba are feeling the same way.

While Mourinho is at fault for his loose lips, the press is responsible for what transpired. As previously stated, there are certain journalists who lack scruples in an era that needs them.

It is these journalists who violate all forms of ethics and decency in an attempt to write the latest news. Freedom of the Press does not constitute a license for journalists and writers to violate people’s privacy unless necessary.

Our job is to report the sports news and give an analysis without the need to sacrifice our ethics. Can Chelsea recover from the damage inflicted by the Great One and the press?

It depends on how it can put this scandal behind them and wins [or at least advance] in the EPL and UCL.

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea began the week with a scandal before their UEFA Champions League [UCL] match against Galatasaray. According to The Mirror, Mourinho commented about Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, and the Blue’s possibilities of winning the Premier League [EPL] title.

The comments were made during a sponsorship reception with Hublot the watch manufacturer. In the conversation, Mourinho commented about Eto’s age, Torres, Ba, and the apparent lack of a striker.

The Great One worsened the situation by stating that Chelsea may not win the EPL. Radamel Falcao was mentioned in the conversation as a player without a club.

Everything should have stayed within the confines of where the conversation took place. The opposite occurred since itappeared as video footage on Canal + of France. 

The result was seeing Mourinho attempt damage control in a press conference by blaming the press.

What Mourinho did was wrong even though this was a private conversation. As a public figure, Mourinho [as well as others] must be careful what they say in private and public.

The press [especially the paparazzi] will take every word, gesture, and action with the intent of getting a story. They are present everywhere including social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

The people and team mentioned in a private conversation may be offended as well. Mourinho’s comments may have unraveled the attempts of unity within Chelsea and damaged the relationship with Eto’o.

Modern Ghana reports that Eto’o is angry with Mourinho about the comments. One could imagine that Torres and Ba are feeling the same way.

While Mourinho is at fault for his loose lips, the press is responsible for what transpired. As previously stated, there are certain journalists who lack scruples in an era that needs them.

It is these journalists who violate all forms of ethics and decency in an attempt to write the latest news. Freedom of the Press does not constitute a license for journalists and writers to violate people’s privacy unless necessary.

Our job is to report the sports news and give an analysis without the need to sacrifice our ethics. Can Chelsea recover from the damage inflicted by the Great One and the press?

It depends on how it can put this scandal behind them and wins [or at least advance] in the EPL and UCL.