Chelsea boss claims Man United star should be banned

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that if Manchester United star Robin van Persie was a Blues player, he would have been suspended by the Football Association (FA), according to the Express.

Mourinho claims that the FA are operating with double standards after seeing Van Persie escape any punishment following the Dutchman’s elbow on West Ham United’s James Tomkins during the weekend, while Chelsea striker Diego Costa is serving the last of his 3-match ban for an alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can.

The Portuguese boss has already been fined for accusing the FA of a conspiracy, but continued to speak out in bewilderment at the fact that Van Persie faces no action after the incident at Upton Park.

Prompted on why there weren’t any replays focusing on the event, Mourinho said: “I was told they had a technical problem. The replays were not coming. The problem was not the pundits, but the technical side of things.

“I need time to forget why my player was suspended, to understand why some people are punished and others aren’t.

“The same people who suspended my player didn’t want to suspend a player this weekend. He could have been suspended and he wasn’t. I’m still processing that.”

‘The Special One’ went on to point out other incidents where his players were punished, while others weren’t reprimanded for their actions.

“Last season, the same thing happened when Ramires was suspended and, before that, a Man City player kicked a player at Norwich who was on the floor and nothing happened. I’m used to it.”

Chelsea face Everton on Wednesday and will attempt to keep their seven point lead at the top of the table intact, with Man City also playing Stoke City at the same time.

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