Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50 000 by England’s Football Association for misconduct following comments made in the wake of his side’s recent defeat to Southampton.
Mourinho accused officials of being “afraid” to award his team penalties after Chelsea went down 3-1 to the Saints in the Stamford Bridge clash on October 3.
He was unhappy that a spot-kick was not awarded to his side when forward Radamel Falcao went down under a challenge by Saints goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
But the FA confirmed on Wednesday that the Blues boss had accepted he had breached regulations and, as well as the fine and ban, warned the Portuguese that he faces further punishment for any more such outbursts within the next 12 months.
“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,” a statement from the governing body read.