Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to criticise the Queens Park Rangers supporters guilty of throwing missiles at the Chelsea players who were celebrating their late winner at Loftus Road, reports BBC Sport.
Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas scored a late winning goal for the Premier League leaders, and the players were bombarded with missiles from the crowd as they celebrated. Coins and plastic bottles were thrown by the Queens Park Rangers fans toward the players, with Branislav Ivanovic visibly in pain after being hit.
After the game, Mourinho and his opposing manager Chris Ramsey shared different opinions about the incident, with the Queens Park Rangers boss looking to clamp down hard on the guilty party, while the Chelsea coach took a lighthearted view. He played down the situation, as he felt it was emotions from a well-fought London derby game with a dramatic finale.
He made no request for the fans guilty of throwing missiles to be banned, but Rangers released a statement following the game suggesting they will adopt a zero tolerance to anyone who was caught from their investigation.
After the 1-0 win against QPR, Mourinho was quoted as saying: “The game was correct in the pitch and correct in the stands. It is not easy in an emotional game. If, at the end of the game, someone threw a pound coin, put it in your pocket. If someone threw a chocolate, eat it. It is no problem. Everybody needs a pound.
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