Cameroon striker Eto'o, whose age was questioned recently in unguarded comments made by Mourinho, celebrates his 33rd birthday on Monday and stood crooked at the corner flag, as if using it as an old man's stick, following his goal.
Mourinho was aware of the celebration before it was acted out.
"The best way to diffuse the situation is to make fun of a funny situation," Mourinho said.
"Some newspapers do great with photoshop. Now they don't need photoshop. They have the real pic."
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