Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been slapped with a £50,000 fine and a one-match stadium ban for comments he made following the club’s recent defeat to Southampton, the Daily Express reports.
The Blues boss reacted angrily to the defeat and blamed the referee for failing to award his side a spot kick for a foul on striker Radamel Falcao.
Chelsea eventually lost the game 3-1, with goals coming from Steven Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle to cancel out Willian’s opener and Mourinho then went on a seven minute rant at the final whistle when quizzed in a post match interview (via Express).
“He (Robert Madley) was afraid to give it like everyone else is afraid to give it,” said Mourinho.
“Why? Because there is always a question mark from you [the media] and always a critic so we are always punished.
“The penalty in this game is more than crucial because my team, at the moment, the first negative thing that happens… they collapse.
“After that the team lost even more confidence. Mentally, psychologically, the team is unbelievably down.
“If the Football Association wants to punish me they can. They don’t punish other managers.”
And the FA have wasted no time in punishing the Portuguese tactician.
“The Chelsea manager was charged for misconduct following the game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015,” the FA statement read.
“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.”