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Jose Mourinho includes message to his son in final program notes of the season

Brooks Peck
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High five!

One of the constants for Chelsea this season has been Jose Mourinho's 14-year-old-son, Jose Mario Jr., sitting behind his father at every match. On several occasions throughout the season, Mourinho went into the stands to celebrate a particularly big goal or win with his son — perhaps most notably during a match against Southampton in December when he described Jose Jr. as "a little assistant."

In his final matchday program notes of the season, Mourinho included a special message to his son that not only shows how much he loves and appreciates his family, but how he thinks of Chelsea in similar terms. Ahead of facing Norwich, Mourinho wrote:

I know this space is to communicate with you fans, but one of you is my son. I want to tell him thanks for being with me every second of every match, a few metres behind me, jumping for every goal; hurt by every difficult moment. Thank you, kid, for being my kid. Every time I look at you, I see you, but I also see your sister and your mum, both at home but also playing with us, both waiting for us to go home and to be what we are - an amazing family... like the blue family, supporting each other.

It's a lovely message and it just might be enough to melt the hearts of any fans angry about the club being on the verge of a trophyless season. So, two birds-one stone.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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