(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Buying an item of clothing that didn't suit us or a gadget that didn't do what we hoped is a mistake many of us make. But not many of us lose our jobs over it.
Roberto Di Matteo was a brave man for making it clear to all of Europe that his boss, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, made an $80 million mistake in the shape of super-flop striker Fernando Torres.
Dropping Torres to the subs' bench for a Champions League game Chelsea couldn't afford to lose was a damning statement on the Spanish international. It was also a necessary one because Torres has consistently failed in nearly two years at the London club to do what was promised on the packaging: score important goals.
Rather than absorb Di Matteo's message, Abramovich shot the messenger. Di Matteo is out, abruptly shown the revolving door at Chelsea that has now swallowed eight managers in nine years.
Abramovich can argue that chopping and changing so frequently has w...