Jose Mourinho believes Antonio Rudiger should be the one under scrutiny for his role in Son Heung-min's red card, rather than the Tottenham player.
The South Korean was dismissed in the second half of Sunday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea when VAR showed he kicked out at Rudiger in retaliation to being fouled.
Referee Anthony Taylor did not penalise Son, but VAR official Paul Tierney decided differently and advised Taylor to issue a red card.
Spurs have appealed against the decision, which led to the alleged racist abuse of the Chelsea defender, and are waiting to hear from the Football Association whether their player must serve a three-match ban.
But Mourinho, who sarcastically wished Rudiger well in his recovery from "broken ribs" after the game, says the German's over-the-top reaction should be in focus.
"I hope the Premier League is still the Premier League and will always be the Premier League and I think the focus should be on Antonio Rudiger and not on Son," Mourinho said.
"I'm not speaking about the racism incident, this is another thing. I am speaking about that incident, the red card.
"In the Premier League I love there is no space also for what Rudiger did. Stand up and play man. This is the Premier League.
"In some countries, especially now Latin cultures, you go to Latin America, Portugal, Spain, Italy and that happens, it is a cultural thing, but not in the Premier League, and the moment we try to punish the reaction of some player, insignificant reaction, but you try to punish and you let it go the other one, it is because then you become part of it (complicit).
"That's why I was trying to joke and making a bit of fun about it.
"Come on, do you think Rudiger plays the next game or do you think he's injured? I think he plays.
"And we speak about Son and don't speak about him."
Australian Associated Press