As Jose Mourinho fell to the dark side on Thursday, he briefly outdid the most powerful force in the galaxy — Star Wars.
With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set to open, the highly anticipated new movie was dominating Internet traffic until word came down that Chelsea had sacked their enigmatic manager.
“Mourinho” was the No.1 searched topic on Google for about 25 minutes, just pushing out “Star Wars,” which quickly regained the top spot.
Chelsea’s decision also beat Star Wars on Twitter, with Mourinho’s name pushing the hashtag #StarWarsTheForceAwakens off the top position on the trending topics.
For a while, Mourinho was recording four times as many mentions as the film, according to AS.
Clearly, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s famous line applies to Mourinho as well: “If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”
Culled from ESPNFC