Jose Mourinho refused to sign a portrait for charity because he thought it was “inappropriate”, according to The Sun.
The picture portrays him in a Superman vest with M on the chest instead of S.
Artist Fannny Gogh’s portrait has now been withdrawn by the Manchester United Foundation from auction at the club’s annual UNICEF gala.
It’s not the first time he’s clashed with UNICEF. During his time as coach of Real Madrid he claimed that UEFA favoured Barcelona, potentially because they featured the charity on their shirt.
Gogh said: “When I got the call from United to do the portrait I was so excited, my parents met through the club and my whole family are big supporters so it was something I really wanted to do.
“I’m a big fan of Jose, I think he’s a very successful and powerful man, that’s where I got the inspiration to paint him as a superhero.
“I was really upset when I heard Jose refused to sign the painting. In my eyes, he still has the power to become a superhero although I respect his decision.
“I just hope when he does feel he’s reached superhero status; he’ll get back in touch.
“It’s very disappointing to know it won’t be auctioned at the gala dinner because a worthwhile cause will benefit from its sale.”