Antonio Conte’s press conference was hijacked by a journalist from the Italian comedy show Le Ienem and the manager was presented with a jersey signed by Jose Mourinho.
The Italian journalist interrupted Conte’s press conference ahead of the Blue’s FA Cup fixture against Hull and showed the Chelsea manager a video where Jose Mourinho was seen signing a Manchester United shirt with ‘Antonio Conte 1’ written on the back.
The ‘journalist’ presented the shirt to Conte and said: “A present from Jose Mourinho.”
That awkward moment when Conte gets given a Man United shirt 😂😂
🎥: @HaytersTeamwork pic.twitter.com/gbVHZUxv1z
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) February 15, 2018
If you do not remember but this is the same jersey that Mourinho had actually signed in January when the same group of people from Le Ienem caught hold of the United manager outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.
The pranksters interviewed Mourinho after which the Portuguese unknowingly signed the jersey which had ‘Antonio Conte 1’ written on the back.
— Football Fan Base (@Official_TFFB) January 17, 2018
This new prank on Antonio Conte seems to be an extension of the Mourinho one. But unlike Mourinho who took it in good spirits, the Italian was clearly angry at the gesture.
Chelsea’s head of communications Steve Atkins had to intervene as he told the journalist to sit down and allow the press conference to continue.