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Tuchel Blasts Referee For ‘Smiling And Laughing’ With Real Madrid Boss Ancelotti

Tuchel Blasts Referee For ‘Smiling And Laughing’ With Real Madrid Boss Ancelotti

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed disappointment by the referee’s post-match interaction with Real Madrid counterpart Carlo Ancelotti.

The Blues won 3-2 on the night, but exited the competition 5-4 on aggregate.


“I was disappointed that the referee had a good time with my colleague, Carlo Ancelotti,” Tuchel told reporters.

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“I know Carlo is a gentleman and a nice guy, but when I wanted to go and say thank you for the match, I saw him smiling and laughing loudly with the opponents’ coach.


“I think this is the very, very wrong time to do this after a final whistle and 126 minutes where one team gave all their hearts and fought until the last drop.

“You go and see the referee smiling and laughing with the other coach. I think it is very, very bad timing. I told him this, and that’s it.”

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  • Mahmud Shuaib 4 months ago

    Sore loser…

    So a referee who also had a torrid time running up and down for those 126 minutes shouldn’t LIVE a NORMAL life. Continue.

  • Obinna 4 months ago

    Hahaha haha Watin person no go hear, so smiling with an opponent coach is a Crime? Was the man officiating poor or what? So if something amuse the referee, he shouldn’t smile because the other opponent lost the game. Guy leave the referee out of this

  • The man’s speech has water down the hard fought battle of the boys. It was an epic match. Infact someone said for the sake of the fsns, Man City vs Atletico should be cancelled and allow Chelsea vs Real Madrid into the semi-final. He was joking but it tells you how much fans love fine football. But with the comments of the coach blaming the referee’s smile, he is disrespectful of the boys’ efforts. He should grow up like Klopp.