Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has received a suspended one-match stadium ban for his comments after their 3-1 loss against Southampton, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Mourinho was extremely displeased after his side’s loss against the Saints and went on an amazing seven-minute rant at the officials, saying that they were making calls against the current champions.
These comments were not taken well by the Football Association, with the FA slapping a suspended one-match stadium ban as well as a £50,000 fine.
“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,” an FA statement read.
“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 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.”
And ‘the Special One’ was livid with the decision, especially after the fact that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger went unpunished after labelling referee Mike Dean “naive and weak” in the aftermath of the Gunners’ 2-0 loss against the Blues.
Chelsea have started their title-defending campaign extremely poorly, accumulating just 8 points in their opening eight games and sit at a disappointing 16th on the Premier League table.