Jose Mourinho has been penalised by the FA for commenting on the match officials following Chelseaa s 1-3 loss against Southampton earlier this month. The Portuguese has been handed a A?50,000 fine along with a suspended one-match stadium ban after criticising the referees for being a afraida to give decisions in his favour.
A . statement released by the Football Association informed that the Chelsea manager was found guilty of a misconducta as he a alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a match official or match officialsa , hence bringing disrepute to the game.
a Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined A?50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments.
a Mr Mourinhoa 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.a
Mourinho could be banned from the stadium should he commit a further breach within the next 12 months
According to the punishment handed out by the FA, Mourinhoa s suspended stadium ban is likely to come into effect should the Portuguese manager find himself in further trouble according to the statutes of the governing body. As reported by the Guardian, this is the fourth time Mourinho has been handed such a sanction and has been made to pay a total of A?93,000 in fines since taking charge at Chelsea following his three-year long spell at Real Madrid.
Sitting on the 16th spot with just 2 wins from 8 games, Mourinho blamed the match officials for being dishonest as they failed to award his side a penalty after Southamptona s goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg clashed with Radamel Falcao inside the penalty box.
a I think, first of all, I want to say that because we are in such a bad moment you should not be afraid to be honest.
a When we are at the top there is quite big pleasure in putting us down. But when you are so down I think it is time to be honest and say clearly that referees are afraid to give decisions to Chelsea.a
Jose Mourinho is admittedly facing his toughest task as a manager as he continues to land himself in trouble during his third year in charge at Chelsea. His side’s poor performance has been complemented by a series of controversies that have dogged Mourinho since the start of the season. He earlier made headlines after he was accused of directing sexist abuses towards Eva Carneiro even though he was later cleared of the charges despite protest from the team-doctor.