Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte’s press conference to preview Friday’s FA Cup fixture with Hull City, was gatecrashed by an Italian comedian attempting to give Antonio Conte a Manchester United shirt signed by Jose Mourinho.
He spoke to Conte in Italian, showed him a video on a tablet – his bitter rival, Mourinho’s name could be heard via the video – and then presented the shirt to him before it was refused and he was asked to leave. It was when Conte saw the shirt that he stopped smiling.
Conte has been given a United shirt in the press conference pic.twitter.com/UgAiRdeT55
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At first he appeared to find the whole thing rather amusing, though his mood changed when the reporter tried to hand him the United shirt – with his name on the back – that had been signed by Mourinho.
Conte rejected it and looked incredibly unimpressed, with Chelsea’s press officer finally intervening and telling the man – who raised his fist in the air – to sit back down. The prankster appears to have been continuing a ruse that began a month ago in Manchester, when an Italian TV crew snuck up on Mourinho outside the Lowry Hotel with a United shirt to sign.
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