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MOURINHO ACCUSED IN HOMOPHOBIA ROW – Jose hits the headlines again
- Updated: 23 February, 2012
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho could find himself in more hot water after he was accused of making homophobic remarks prior to the club’s trip to Moscow this week.
The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) have filed a complain against the Portuguese boss after claims he reffered to match official as ‘faggots’ ahead of the Uefa Champions League last 16 tie in Russia.
Louise Englefield, co-president of EGLSF, has demanded Uefa take action against Mourinho and said: “Homophobia is unacceptable from anyone in football, much less from one of the game’s most senior figures. We are deeply disappointed that Mr. Mourinho is casually using homophobic terms of abuse in his workplace.
“It is especially sad that these comments have been made during the International Football v Homophobia campaign week. As long-standing partners of the FARE network, we call on UEFA to take action and impose appropriate sanctions.”
The Spanish league leaders were held to a 1-1 draw following an injury time equaliser by the home side however they still remain favourites to progress to the quarter-finals when the teams meet at the Santiago Bernabeu in three weeks.
Uefa has yet to comment on EGLSF’s complaint.Follow @icentrocampista