The manager of a Portuguese football club has been criticised after telling a player to ‘get over it’ and then leaving the team without paying for a meal.
The Portuguese club’s former manager Jose Mourinho was caught on camera telling midfielder Joao Moutinho he needed to get over his behaviour and not come back to his hotel.
It was caught by a Portuguese television channel who were not happy with his behaviour but it was not the first time Mourinho had caused trouble at the club.
When the Portuguese club had to cancel a match at the end of October, Mourinho was the first to leave, saying: “I’ve done it.
I’m a troublemaker.
You need to get past it.”
Mourinho is currently serving a three-game suspension for breaching the terms of his contract.
But on Wednesday, the club said they would not be paying for Moutham’s meal.
“We are disappointed to report that the club has decided to cancel the match with FC Porto, as we are not satisfied with the behaviour of our manager,” the club’s press officer, Maria da Silva, told the AFP news agency.
“It was very clear to everyone in the club that the behaviour by Jose Mourinho on the night of the match was unacceptable.”
Moutinho, 30, was not given the chance to explain himself and was not seen again at the stadium.
“Our club will not be accepting any payment from Mr Moutimono,” she added.
The incident comes at a time when Mourinho is on a mission to improve his reputation and has already been fined £100,000 by the Football Association for not paying a player.
The former Chelsea boss has been at the helm of Portugal’s national side for two years.
His side, currently top of Group B in the World Cup qualifying tournament, lost 2-1 at the hands of hosts Spain.