Don’t know who either of these guys are, and neither do we really care. What’s obvious is that Mr. Jose Mourinho (black shirt) obviously does not like Mr. Vilanova because he walks over with great determination while everyone else is watching a brawl between the players, just to stick a thumb in the other guy’s eye. Later though, he claims not to know Vilanova.
Details from the bizarre YouTube description:
Jose Mourinho steals the Clasico headlines with crazy eye gouge of Barcelona assistant August 18th, 2011. A thrilling SuperCoppa second leg may have seen Barcelona win 3-2, yet another masterclass from Lionel Messi who scored twice and assisted the opener for Andres Iniesta, as well as three late sendings off, but once again much of the post-match chatter will centre around Jose Mourinho. Early in the second half, the man Barcelona fans try and denigrate as “The Translator” from his time at the Nou Camp, could be seen on the touchline suggesting both Dani Alves and Lionel Messi were on the smelly side — video here.
In the late brawl between Barcelona and Real Madrid, Mourinho went a step further and produced an outrageous moment that could well see him slapped with a major ban.
As both sides converged on each other, following Marcelo’s disgraceful challenge on Cesc Fabregas, The Special One calmly walked up to Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova and appeared to gouge his eye.
Vilanova pushed Mourinho back towards his dug out with the former Porto and Chelsea boss smirking at the Barcelona assistant in the aftermath.
Incredibly, in his post-match interview Mourinho said “I don’t know who Tito Vilanova is” and when asked directly denied gouging anyone in the eye.
As a result it was left to Pep Guardiola to sum up a mental incident: “The Mourinho-Vilanova incident? I think the images speak for themselves. Mourinho says he doesn’t know Vilanova? Doesn’t matter, for us, he’s crucial. Like so many others.”