Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has taken aim at Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere over photographs of him smoking. Mourinho famously dumped Fabio Coentrao at Real Madrid after he was snapped by the Madrid press having a cheeky fag.

"What football players do, millions and millions are watching, lots of kids are watching," said the Blues boss.

"I'm not a specialist, obviously, but I don't think if a football player smokes one cigar or cigarette with friends in the summer when he is not training - I don't think it affects his performance.

"What gets affected is that a kid at home says if a top football player can smoke then I can smoke and it is not a problem.

"It is more a social consequence than a physical consequence.

"Would I be angry if it was my player? Being angry is not a solution but I would just explain exactly that, that everything they do or wear is part of the kids' life.

"If they smoke, maybe the kids think they do it a lot of times and they will probably do the same."

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