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Jose Mourinho tricked into signing ‘Antonio Conte No 1’ shirt by TV pranksters

The Special One was ambushed by an Italian TV company outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester

Jose Mourinho’s feud with Antonio Conte has been pretty spicy in recent weeks. 

The Manchester United manager has waged a war of words with his Chelsea counterpart, which all started a few weeks ago when he suggested the Italian behaved “like a clown” at times on the touchline.

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Naturally, Conte hit back, saying that Mourinho must have “senile dementia”, which stirred the Portuguese into bringing up the Blues boss’ infamous 2012 match-fixing charge.

Not the best of friends

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Not the best of friends

We’ve all been watching on from the sidelines, curious to see what insults the pair will fling at each other next.

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And with the fire still hot, Italian reporters/comedians Alessandro Onnis and Stefano Corti from Le Iene decided to stir the pot, by pulling off a brilliant prank at the expense of the Special One.

Smile, Jose!

Smile, Jose!

The pair, known for their elaborate pranks (think Ashton Kutcher of Punk’d, but without the baseball cap), ambushed Mourinho outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, asking him questions about Conte.

Mourinho, who actually appeared to be in a good mood for once, was more than obliging, and even signed a United shirt for duo when they asked.

But, of course, there was catch. 



Having signed the shirt, the pair turned it over to reveal ‘Antonio Conte No 1’ emblazoned on the back.

Blimey guys, that is brave.

Luckily enough, Mourinho took the joke in good spirits, before walking off into the hotel.