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The Chelsea boss admitted to a breach of FA

rules following his comments in the wake of the

3-1 defeat to Southampton, and has been given

a suspended one-match punishment.

Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended

one-match stadium ban, and a £50,000 fine, for

comments made after Chelsea's defeat to

Southampton, in which he criticised the officials

for not awarding his side a penalty.

Mourinho claimed that referees were "afraid to

give decisions to Chelsea" after seeing his side

beaten 3-1, and effectively dared the Football

Association to issue him with a punishment.

He said: "The result 1-1 is a huge penalty and

once more we don't get and a penalty is a

crucial moment in the game with the result at

1-1, and I repeat that if FA wants to punish me

they can punish me, they don't punish other

managers but they punish me, it's not a

problem for me."

Mourinho has now been given a suspended ban

after admitting to a charge of breaching FA

rules, with the governing body warning the

Portuguese that the suspension will be invoked

if he is punished for a similar breach again.

A statement from the FA read: "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


"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."



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