FA charge Chelsea boss with improper conduct

The Football Association has charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct after the Chelsea boss was sent off during the his side’s defeat to Aston Villa last Saturday.

Mourinho walked onto the pitch to speak to referee Chris Foy in the aftermath of a challenge from Ramires and the FA has taken action to the incident.

Earlier in the same game, Brazilian winger Willian was also sent off for a tussle with Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph.

The Portuguese manager now has until 6 pm Wednesday to appeal to the charge and was very critical of Foy’s performance in the Blue’s 1-0 loss at Villa Park.

“We must be very, very unlucky to have another refereeing performance like this one,” he was quoted by BBC.

“This is not about one mistake from a referee. This is about a performance from minute one to minute 94.”

Ramires received a straight red for his two-footed challenge on Karim El Admadi, which caused a touchline argument between the two sides.

Mourinho insisted he only got on to the pitch to alert the referee that Villa winger Gabriel Agbonlahor rose from the bench to push Ramires following his challenge.

“I don’t know why I was sent off,” Mourinho added. “I asked, but the referee refused to speak to me.

“Gabriel Agbonlahor was on the bench, he jumped onto the pitch, he was aggressive towards Ramires. Then everyone jumps onto the pitch: me, [Aston Villa boss] Paul Lambert and my assistants, lots of people there.”

Chelsea host Arsenal in a top of the table clash this weekend.


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