Jose Mourinho was ordered from the bench 10 minutes from the end in Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday in the Premier League and then discovered he had misunderstood the referee.
It's not like this is the first time that Mourinho has overreacted, but to just up and leave the bench during a nil-nil match because the ref pissed you off? Granted, the match held little to no meaning whatsoever, but this is a head-scratcher.
This will be the first time since 2002 that Mourinho has failed to lead his club to a league title (before his back-to-back triumphs at Stamford Bridge, he lead FC Porto to back-to-back Portuguese SuperLiga titles in 2003 & 2004), but is that enough to lead to this weird episode?
Was this some sort of mental ploy ahead of the fast approaching FA Cup Final?
Was Jose just sick and tired of his old friend Graham Poll?
Uh, folks, I think we have our answer!
"Nothing special," Mourinho said when asked why he was so incensed. "I just think he [Poll] was what he is always, a normal performance when he is refereeing a Chelsea match. Nothing special. I just cleansed my soul a little bit."
On a totally related note, it seems that things got a little chippy in the match today. Chippy to the tune of seven yellows in what was a match that was basically played between a sprinkling of starters amongst a host of reserves. What does this tell us?
Make sure to be in front of a television set on Saturday, May 19 as The Blues and Red Devils get back together to christen the new Wembley!
I'll leave you with two truly entertaining videos. The first is 'The Special One' being taunted by Shane McMahon on a recent edition of Raw, followed by a sweet Jose montage set to Bon Jovi. Does it get any better?