Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho was fined £10,000 for his comments about referee Mike Dean after the Premier League match against Sunderland AFC. Mourinho made sarcastic comments about referee Mike Dean and referee chief Mike Riley after the match because of a series of questionable decisions made and missed by the official.
The FA statement read:
“Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, Jose Mourinho has been fined £10,000 in relation to comments he made after Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on April 19, 2014.
“While the commission did not find that Mourinho’s post-match comments called into question the integrity of the referee appointed to the above fixture and/or the integrity of Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, they did find that the comments brought the game into disrepute and the charge for improper conduct was found proven.
“Meanwhile, Mourinho has lost his appeal against an independent regulatory commission’s decision to fine him £8,000 in relation to Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa on on March 15, 2014.
“Mourinho denied a breach of FA Rule E3 in that his behaviour in re-entering the field of play and approaching the Match Referee in an attempt to speak to him, in or around the 90th minute of the game amounted to improper conduct.
“The charge was found proven by an independent regulatory commission and that decision was upheld by an appeal panel on Thursday.”
Jose Mourinho felt that he was the victim of the FA’s heavy hand because of his outspoken nature. He felt that the FA had lost its sense of humor and that every time he speaks “there is a consequence”. He added that he does not “feel free at all” and that if the media wanted him to give a good press conference they should “speak with the FA”. It may be time for Mourinho to stop butting heads with the FA but that does not appear to be in his nature.
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