Early Doors

Jorge Jesus manhandled by police in case of mistaken identity

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Jorge Jesus is, erm, a bit of a character.

If he isn’t getting in the face of one Tim Sherwood then he is, well, getting in the face of the police in his native Portugal.

Having managed smaller Portuguese clubs until his mid-50s, Jesus has become a bit of a cult hero amongst Benfica fans for his ever-so-slightly aloof behaviour.

Prior to getting in the face of Sherwood during their Europa League clash in March, Jesus was lucky to escape prison earlier in the season after he manhandled police after 1-0 win against Vitoria Guimaeres in September.

He took exception to the way in which the police were treating a pitch invader and began to push and shove the officers until he himself was restrained.

Now after Benfica clinched their first Portuguese league title since 2010 when they beat bottom-of-the-table Olhanense 2-0 on Sunday, Jesus was once again centre of attention.

And, once again, he got in a spot of bother with the police.

This time though it was all harmless after the Benfica boss was mistaken for a fan – to be fair, the police officer can hardly be blamed as Jesus was adorned with a myriad of flags, scarfs and capes.

Regardless, the look on his face is priceless as he briefly considers scolding the officer in question before breaking into a broad smile and ambling off for more championship-winning revelry.

You can see the footage below:

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