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·28 September 2022

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea boss actually threw player's medal into crowd

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Jose Mourinho actually threw Robert Huth’s Premier League winners’ medal into the Chelsea crowd rather than his own after winning the Premier League title in 2006.

That’s according to former Chelsea pitch announcer and presenter, Neil Barnett.

Footage of Mourinho throwing his medal into the Matthew Harding End is iconic and everyone assumed that the medal belonged to Mourinho.

Mourinho gave away Huth’s medal

However, new claims suggest that it was actually Huth’s.

A Chelsea fan account tweeted an image of Mourinho throwing a medal into the stands with the caption: “José Mourinho throws his 2005/06 PL winner’s medal into the crowd of Chelsea fans to show his love for them. One of us, forever.”

However, Barnett – who worked at the club for 32 years before leaving in 2018 – gave a different version of events.

“It wasn’t his. It was Robert Huth’s who hadn’t reported that day in order to force a move,” Barnett tweeted.

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Huth had featured in 13 Premier League matches that season and was due a winners’ medal. However, the German was left out of three of the last four matchday squads and he looked to force a move away from Stamford Bridge.

And it seems his no-show for the final day of the season in which Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-0 angered Mourinho so much that he chucked his medal away.

Huth did indeed get his move that summer, signing for Middlesbrough for £6 million.

Mourinho claims he gave away TWO medals

While Mourinho may well have ‘given’ Huth’s medal away, he claims to have also passed on his medal.

“The crowd here is special,” the Portuguese boss said at the time. “They have contributed so much to the record we have at home. It is extra special in the Matthew Harding Stand. The medal was for everyone.

“The lucky guy will go home with an incredible memory – or make a fortune on eBay. Someone gave me a second one, so that one went too.

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“In Porto I kept the medal for me. That was for the Champions League and it was only one. I was guessing, in future, it could be difficult to get another one. I have one from last season in the Premier League and the medal is the same one. You can’t keep everything.”

According to the Daily Mail, one of Mourinho’s medals was sold by a lucky Chelsea fan for an eye-watering £21,600 in 2008.

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One of those belongs to poor Robert Huth.

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