Monday, February 28, 2005

Aim Your Gestures Carefully

Chelsea picked up its first trophy of the season this weekend, downing Liverpool 3-2 in the Carling Cup Final. But manager Jose Maurinho missed the victory after being ejected from the match. Seems that after Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's own goal tied the game at 1-1 in the 75th minute (still turn down $50 million for him?), Maurinho made a gesture towards the Liverpool fans by "pressing his finger to his lips," presumably telling them to shut up. Maurinho's story today is that the gesture was not meant for the Liverpool fans, but for the press, who "speak too much and in my opinion they try to do everything to disturb Chelsea." One problem - the press were actually arrayed at the opposite end of the stadium from the Liverpool fans. Whoops. Might wanna make sure all your targets line-up before you fire off next time, Jose.

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