The last week the media has taken the bait and reported endlessly on the Eva Carneiro story, whilst there are few that agree with Jose Mourinho, it is time to calm down and move on.
Firstly let’s all agree that Mourinho is wrong, I am sure that he would probably admit this but he has managed to take the focus off the team, which is obviously a little off the pace straight out of the gate.
There is obvious sympathy for Carneiro who is the scapegoat, but I am still holding out hope that this is a well crafted mind game. We also have a little bit of reverse sexism going on here from the media. I do not think the media would be quite be as voracious if this was a portly middle aged male doctor that had received the same treatment from Mourinho.
I am sure the story would still have been covered but not quite in the same way.
Instead the media has collectively lost its shit about the rights and wrongs of the situation. Each day has added a new dimension, a new quote and call from action. It feels like we will be talking about the rights and wrongs of her demotion from game day duties.
I respect Carneiro, she is an extremely qualified doctor that has served the club and I hope that sense is finally seen and she is reinstated. However until that happens Jose Mourinho is the boss and he needs to have the staff he wants on the bench.
It is not ideal but if that means Carneiro is banished from the bench then so be it. I am sorry that is how it goes, time for the media to pack up its bags and find the next Jose inspired saga to focus on.