Not acceptable

Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon has criticised José Mourinho’s behaviour over the past week, saying that it has damaged the club.

Mourinho kicked up a storm when he accused Uefa of favouring Barcelona after they lost the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, and since then both clubs have been at each other’s throats, with Madrid accusing Sergio Busquets of racist abuse towards Marcelo and both accusing the other of either psychotic fouling or cheating. Calderon has not been any more impressed with the grisly spectacle than we have.

‘To talk like that has been harmful for Real Madrid,’ he said. ‘Big clubs should not blame the referee for their mistakes or their defeats.

‘We invested £400m in the last two years to be a very important and strong team so if you lose you cannot blame injuries, bad luck, referees or nothing. If you lose you have to congratulate the rival and that is all. What he [Mourinho] did in terms of talking about Uefa and referees is not acceptable at all.’

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