Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gets £50,000 and suspended one-match ban
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been given a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match ban for comments he made about referees following his side’s 1-3 defeat to Southampton, the FA has confirmed.
The Blues boss admitted a charge of misconduct over a breach of FA Rules regarding post-match media comments.
Mourinho’s remarks were said to have 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.
He will now be banned from the stadium for an entire Chelsea matchday if he makes any comments or statements to or through the media that an Independent Regulatory Commission deems to be a further breach of the same rules before October 13, 2016.
Speaking after the loss to the Saints before the international break, Mourinho said: “The referees are afraid to give decisions to Chelsea. Once more, we don’t get the penalty at a crucial moment in the game.
“The penalty in this game is crucial because my team, at the moment, the first negative thing that happens, they collapse.
“The penalty was a giant penalty, and after that, the team lost even more confidence.”
He added: “If they [the FA] want to punish me, they can punish me. They don’t punish other managers.
“I want to say it again: referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea.
“The penalty was a giant penalty and the referee was afraid to give it, like everyone else is afraid to give it.”
You can see Mourinho making the comments that led to the FA charge in the video above.