Inter reject Mourinho 'assault'

12 March 2009 06:33
Officials at Inter Milan have denied an allegation that the club's manager Jose Mourinho hit a fan in the face after a Champions League tie in Manchester. A fan said that Mr Mourinho punched him as the Portuguese manager left Old Trafford stadium after Inter's defeat by Manchester United on Wednesday. In a statement the Italian club rejected the claim, saying it had been a "very calm post-game experience". Police said a complaint had been made and CCTV footage was being looked at. 'You're going home'The Inter Milan statement read: "At the end of the game, the Portuguese tactician gave interviews to the European media, signed autographs, watched the penalties of the Roma v Arsenal game before saluting (Sir Alex) Ferguson in his office. "After giving the last interview to Inter Channel, he entered the team bus that was parked outside the dressing rooms and hence it was a very calm post-game experience." A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Just before midnight on Wednesday 11 March 2009 a man reported he'd been punched in the face outside Old Trafford.

Source: BBC_Sport