by Mark Bassey
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, has called on UEFA to ban David Luiz, after he appeared to elbow Diego Costa in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 game.
The former Blues defender had a running battle with Costa all game and the two players clashed off the ball, before Luiz scored a dramatic header to force extra time.
Luiz was named UEFA’s Man of the Match, but Mourinho who sold him to PSG last summer, believes he should be suspended and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s red card should be rescinded.
“The David [Luiz] elbow I didn’t see, but when Uefa gives him the Man of the Match I have to believe there is no elbow,” he told reporters. “He played very very well and I have to believe no elbow because I can’t believe that Uefa gives the Man of the Match to someone that made an aggression.
“So maybe because they cannot give us the penalty now, they can do what is fair from the disciplinary point of view and suspend David and let Ibra play the quarter-finals, because he deserves it.”
Ifreke Inyang is a public commentator and social media critic who has worked with a number of high profile publications across the country.