A reporter actually asked Jose Mourinho how the media could help Chelsea get back to winning ways
The prize for the strangest question of the year at a press conference as been won, hands down.
Following Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge yesterday, one reporter asked Mourinho: "Jose, you are a great manager, Chelsea is a big team and it's not good news for anyone to see Chelsea struggling. Is there anyway media can help to have Chelsea back to the competition, or the journalists."
VIDEO: Mourinho's reply when journo asked if media could help him as "it's not good news to see Chelsea struggling" pic.twitter.com/JvEEUF9PmI— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 6, 2015
The bizarre question was met with a bemused response from the Chelsea manager, who simply replied: "Sorry?"
The reported in question again put it to Mourinho: "Is there anyway or any kind of solution us journalists could help Chelsea to help you get back to the competition?"
But Mourinho still could not comprehend the question.
"The journalists?" he asked. "Yeah. Me, my colleagues," was the answer.
Mourinho had the final word: "I don't think so. To be honest I don't think so.
It all made a bit of sense when Michael Cox Zonal Marking informed us that the reported in question had a picture of Mourinho as his screensaver.
"A journalist with a pic of Mourinho as his iPad background just asked Mourinho if there was any way the media could help Chelsea get better," tweeted Cox.
A journalist with a pic of Mourinho as his iPad background just asked Mourinho if there was any way the media could help Chelsea get better— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) December 5, 2015