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Parker’s reaction to Mourinho’s demand for an apology

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After Tottenham’s draw against Fulham, manager Scott Parker reacted to Jose Mourinho’s provocations in an explosive manner. 

Jose Mourinho keeps making more enemies after his latest provocation to Fulham’s Scott Parker. The manager wasn’t happy for hearing that the Portuguese manager was demanding an apology for the way in which the club handled the whole coronavirus outbreak. To those who don’t remember, the initial December 30th match was postponed after Fulham reported over 10 cases of the virus.

In Mourinho’s eyes, this was wildly irresponsible from the London-based club and he recently demanded an apology. However, those who know Mourinho are aware that he tends to play mind games with his rivals. Every now and then, one of them gets heated with the gaffer’s provocations. Scott Parker fell for one of Mourinho’s oldest tricks after the draw against Tottenham on Wednesday.

Parker was fuming at Mourinho. 

“I owe no one an apology, this football club owes no one an apology,” Parker said through Sky Sports. “You can talk from the outside and people can see what they want to see and work out exactly what the script is but it was far from that. There were two players on that pitch that had only trained for one day, they’d come back from Covid-19 and played in that game. I had players on the pitch that had just three or four days of training. The issue for me regarding this fixture wasn’t having just two days to prepare for it. I understand that.

“The issue was 16 days ago this game was scheduled in but since then we’ve had 10 positive cases, including a couple of staff and then on Monday morning we got told we had to play this game. That was my issue. People understood the predicament we were in – we wasn’t making it up. We’ve been very open, in terms of the safety of others too. This team came with a purpose and two days of hard work. In the end, we go away with a pleasing result.”