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article image'Old man' Eto'o mocks Mourinho

By AFP     Mar 8, 2014 in Odd News

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o made fun of manager Jose Mourinho's doubts about his age with an 'old man' celebration after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Mourinho sparked controversy last month when footage of him suggesting that Eto'o may be older than he claims -- 32 -- was broadcast by a French television channel.

After putting Chelsea ahead in the 56th minute, Eto'o raced to the corner flag but abruptly slowed down, putting his left hand on his back and stooping to mimmick old age.

The celebration met with a flurry of approval on Twitter. One picture garnered more than 1,000 retweets on the micro-blogging site before the game had even ended.

Mourinho's reaction was not immediately clear though he must have been delighted with the 4-0 Premier League win.

"The problem with Chelsea is we lack a striker," Mourinho said in the clip, which showed him in conversation with a Swiss journalist during a commercial event in Switzerland last month.

"I have one (Eto'o), but he's 32. Maybe 35. Who knows?"

Mourinho subsequently rebuked the channel for showing the footage, claiming that it showed a "private conversation" not intended for public consumption.

Eto'o laughed off the affair, but he showed that he had not forgotten about Mourinho's comments during Saturday's game at Stamford Bridge.

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