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Mourinho explains yellow card booking - I was rude to an idiot.

Mourinho didn't have a problem with the "fair" yellow card that was shown to him by referee Mike Dean.


Jose Mourinho has explained why he was shown a yellow card in Tottenham's 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Wednesday.


The Portuguese admitted he was "rude to an idiot" and didn't have a problem with the "fair" yellow card that was shown to him - by referee Mike Dean - after approaching the Southampton bench.


"I think the yellow card was fair, because I was rude," the Spurs manager told a news conference after their defeat at the St. Mary's. "But I was rude to an idiot.


"For some reason, I was rude. But I was. And because I was rude, I deserved the yellow card."


Harry Kane scored a goal that was disallowed for offside following a VAR review, however, Mourinho says 'VAR should change it's name to VR - video referee'.



"I think, at this moment, the referees are not the referees," he said. "I think VAR should change its name.


"Video assistant referee? That's not true. It should be VR - video referee - because they are the referees. It's strange. You see the referees on the pitch, and they're not the referees - they're the assistant referees.


"The other guys in the office are the ones that make the big decisions of the game."



He added: "This is going in a very bad direction - sometimes in our favour, like it was in Norwich, sometimes against us.


"But the direction is really, really wrong. I think the first step should be to change the name, VAR to VR - video referee. That's the way it is."


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