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Jesus2010-05-01 20:12:42 +0000 #1
Well Adrian Mutu's time at Chelsea has come to an end. Let that be a lesson to all you peeps out there. Don't do drugs.

The staement from the club:

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"We want to make clear that Chelsea has a zero tolerance policy towards drugs. This applies to both performance enhancing drugs or so-called ‘recreational’ drugs. They have no place at our club or in sport.

"In coming to a decision on this case, Chelsea believed the club’s social responsibility to its fans, players, employees and other stakeholders in football regarding drugs was more important than the major financial considerations to the company.

"Any player who takes drugs breaches his contract with the club as well as FA rules. The club totally supports the FA in strong action on all drugs cases."
Will3172010-05-01 20:17:19 +0000 #2
I thought they'd at least investigate it a bit more, or wait to hear an FA opinion. Maybe it was just an excuse to get rid of him...
lsgworldl2010-05-01 21:00:54 +0000 #3
Mourinho stands by Mutu sacking

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists shamed striker Adrian Mutu is entirely to blame for his downfall.

The Professional Footballers Association accused Chelsea of failing in its "duty of care" after they sacked Mutu for his positive test for cocaine.

But Mourinho responded: "The club cannot be blamed. It is his fault."

He also revealed that days after he joined the club in July he confronted Mutu about rumours he was using cocaine - but the striker denied it.

He explained: "When I met Mutu at the beginning of July and he was with his two agents, I told them: 'I have information that Mutu is on cocaine'.

"All three of them were laughing, denying this, saying that there were a lot of big lies about Adrian.

"After that, I didn't speak with him again because they denied the situation."

After the test, everybody tried to help him, such as the PFA and the FA. The only side who did not try to help him was Chelsea

Mutu's agent

Taylor claimed Chelsea should have been more sympathetic to Mutu - who has already agreed to undergo a programme of rehabilitation.

"Chelsea's attitude may be zero tolerance but it's not a policy we would approve of," he said.

"Chelsea have a duty of care. We would expect an interest in the moral and social welfare of its employees."

But Mourinho believes the club were right to act the way they did.

"The club bought him to be ready to play football and now he will be out of competition for a long period," he said.

"The first one to break the relationship was the player so he cannot complain."

Mutu's agent Gica Popescu has also criticised Chelsea for their handling of the player.

"Adrian knows he made a big mistake. The biggest mistake he made was not to ask for help," he said.

If you're going to play Premiership football, get paid £60,000 per week and have kids buying shirts with your name on, you have to behave

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"He did that after the test - and everybody tried to help him, such as the PFA and the FA. The only side who did not try to help him was Chelsea."

Chelsea have admitted that they deliberately targeted Mutu because they suspected him of using drugs.

The club's suspicions were aroused because he missed training and his performances were below par.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon told BBC Sport: "A clinical assessment over time led us to believe that his behaviour could be associated with drugs.

"The contract is quite explicit that taking any form of drugs is gross misconduct and will lead to dismissal.

"We believe in zero tolerance - the manager has to have the confidence of his players.

"We've got to look after the interests of Chelsea and it's important to make a statement on a very important issue in sport."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appeared to back Chelsea's stance.

"I do not know how guilty Mutu is but I agree with the high moral standards at the club," said the Gunners boss.

"Players and sportsmen have a big responsibility and so therefore you cannot be against a decision like that."

news.bbc.co.uk/sport.../chelsea/3966145.stm

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Originally Posted by Will317

I thought they'd at least investigate it a bit more, or wait to hear an FA opinion. Maybe it was just an excuse to get rid of him...
Pazza2010-05-01 20:30:12 +0000 #4
What a shame. He was dubbed as the 'Next George Hagi' when he played in Italy. Guess went to england was a big mistake.. Money can change someone!
Portugeezer2010-05-01 21:17:27 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Will317

I thought they'd at least investigate it a bit more, or wait to hear an FA opinion. Maybe it was just an excuse to get rid of him...

Sorry Will dont agree with that.....We pay his wages not the FA.....Mutu has abused the privilege of his position and deserves all he gets.....
Will3172010-05-01 20:53:48 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Portugeezer

Sorry Will dont agree with that.....We pay his wages not the FA.....Mutu has abused the privilege of his position and deserves all he gets.....

Yeah, I was joking when I said 'an excuse to get rid of him'. Of course it's his own fault, he got what he deserved. Wonder what's next for him now?
Portugeezer2010-05-01 21:30:48 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Will317

Yeah, I was joking when I said 'an excuse to get rid of him'. Of course it's his own fault, he got what he deserved. Wonder what's next for him now?

A two year holiday in Bucharest!!! ....
Will3172010-05-01 22:25:57 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Portugeezer

A two year holiday in Bucharest!!! ....

LOL... well I noticed in today's paper Wenger would consider taking him on a free to 'resurrect his career'... He's definitely a good striker and like Wenger said, everyone deserves a second chance, so I'd be happy with that too.

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