Chelsea fan pays homage to manager Mourinho at football-themed café
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have been charged with improper conduct, but superfan Peter Panayi would never give him a red card.
The 52-year-old has named his new café after the Chelsea manager in the hope that one day "the special one" will pop in for breakfast.
When Peter opened his new café in Weston-super-Mare with daughter Selina Williams and her husband Darren, there was only one thing he wanted to call it.
"I have supported Chelsea all my life and calling it Mourinho's was my way of saying Peter's back and Jose's back," he said.
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"I'm his biggest fan. He's won us everything and really is the special one. I know a lot of people don't like him but I think he's good for the game.
"Chelsea's always been my team. I've been going since I was a boy and used to be a season ticket holder.
"The Chelsea Channel are interested in doing something on us so I'm hoping he's heard of us and will in come here for breakfast."
The Weston café has a football theme with dishes like Wenga wraps, Charlton chicken and Bonetti spaghetti. The main seller is a 4:4:2 breakfast but a "humungous" football-sized Balotelli roll is also popular. There is also a sausage sandwich called Drogba's Jumbo Dog – a homage to Didier Drogba, one of Jose's greatest signings.
Daughter Selina, 32, said: "He eats, breathes, lives football, always has done. I've had it all my life.
"Every other word he utters is football related and he's absolutely mad about Chelsea. I quite like football but not like him or my husband Darren, I just let them get on with it."
But Peter has some serious competition for the title of the greatest Mourinho fan.
Chelmsford student Sean Buxton has become a Twitter sensation after posting a "selfie" of him sitting next to the special one Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Blues boss was sent to the stands following a confrontation with referee Anthony Taylor, and on Tuesday the Portuguese manager was reprimanded by the Football Association for his behaviour ahead of the Champions League group match with Schalke.