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Jose Mourinho sends cryptic message after VAR controversy in Tottenhams draw with Newcastle – Football.London

Jose Mourinho declined to comment publicly on the late handball controversy during Tottenham’s draw with Newcastle United – but he has since posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account.

Spurs were denied victory over Newcastle by a disputed last-gasp penalty, scored in stoppage time by Callum Wilson.

The penalty was awarded – following a VAR check – after Andy Carroll’s header struck the arm of Eric Dier from close range.

It looked a harsh call and sparked outrage from fans and pundits alike.

Mourinho stormed down the tunnel when the equaliser went in but said he had nothing to say about it in his post-match interviews.

However, he later posted a photograph on Instagram of himself, seemingly making a handcuffed gesture.

The image, accompanied by the caption “A 10 year old picture”, was from his time in charge of Inter Milan in 2010.

Mourinho received a three-game Serie A touchline ban and a €40,000 fine for “insulting a referee”.

During the match against Sampdoria at the San Siro Stadium, he was pictured repeatedly crossing and raising his arms to fans and television cameras, as if being handcuffed, after two of his players were sent off.

Mourinho has been on the receiving end of further punishment in the Premier League since, with several touchline bans and fines handed to him during his time in England.

However, the Spurs boss said he did not want to risk another ban or a fine as he faced the media after the game.

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