Jose Mourinho caught on camera using homophobic insult
Published 15:40 22/02/12 By MirrorFootball
Jose Mourinho has been captured on camera apparently aiming a homophobic insult at referees.
The Real Madrid manager was filmed at the Luzhniki stadium on Monday, ahead of his side's Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow, using the word 'maricones' - a pejorative Spanish term for a homosexual.
As you can see for yourself 20 seconds into the clip below, Mourinho said in Spanish: "Y esos maricones... No dicen con que balón se juega".
This translates as: "And those faggots ... do not say that you play ball?’
Louise Englefield, co-president of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation, who work with UEFA as part of the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) initiative, told MirrorFootball:
"It's totally unacceptable as far as we're concerned.
"UEFA need to do something about it.
"The English FA are now dealing homophobia in the same way as racism and we would call on UEFA to do the same.
"I would hope UEFA would want to sanction homophobia exactly as they would with racism."