When will Jose Mourinho learn?
The English Football Association handed Mourinho, 52, a suspended one-match stadium ban and a $75,000 fine on Wednesday after he admitted a charge of misconduct.
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Following a rough start to the season for Chelsea, their outspoken Portuguese boss launched a stunning attack on match officials following their 3-1 defeat at home to Southampton before the international break.
In post-match interviews with the media, Mourinho said referees were “afraid” to give Chelsea decisions as he felt Radamel Falcao should have been awarded a penalty kick in the second half in particular.
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See the video above for Mourinho’s rant. It is also worth noting that as he accepted the charge of misconduct by the English FA, the ban is only a suspended and will only be enforced if he repeats this offence in the next year. What are the odds on that happening? Ironically he was also fined $37,000 and warned about his future conduct by the FA following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton last season where he announced that there was a “campaign” against the Blues.
Below is the statement from the FA in full, as Mourinho will now be wary of his future comments. Or, knowing him, probably not…
Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments.
The Chelsea manager was charged for misconduct following the game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.
It was alleged his remarks constituted improper conduct in that they alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or brought the game into disrepute.
Mr Mourinho’s suspended stadium ban will be immediately invoked should he be found by an Independent Regulatory Commission to have committed a further breach of FA Rule E3 for any comment or statement to or through the media before 13 October 2016.