Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has questioned referee Anthony Taylor's match report after the FA fined the Portuguese £8,000 for improper conduct against Cardiff last weekend, reports IBTimes.
Mourinho was visibly enraged by the referee's inconsistent stance on time wasting and was ordered to the stands following an outburst that involved him wandering from the boundaries of his technical area.
Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in a blockbuster Premier League clash on Sunday, and the Blues manager will be relieved to have copped a hefty £8,000 rather than a touchline ban.
However, Mourinho felt obliged to question the accuracy and legitimacy of Taylor's match report following a spate of contentious decisions through the Cardiff fixture.
"For me the most important thing is that what the referee wrote was true," said the Chelsea boss.
"Sometimes referees to justify their actions sometimes they make it out to be different than it was. I hope Taylor was completely correct and honest.
"I still have the feeling and even more after I read [in the press] still I am more convinced that I should not have been sent off.
"That's okay because the truth is that I was not offensive, I was not aggressive and I was not non-polite. I did not use bad words.
"I was just finding a way to express that I was not happy with that was going on. I paid the fine I can work next Sunday."
Mourinho also disputed the reasons for his dismissal, citing the manner of his behaviour as reasonable and not dissimilar to the player's actions on the pitch.
"I think the sending off is more unfair because if I am punished for the way I have in the dugout I think that is fair
"What I don't understand is that it is not a reason to be sent off. Players are yellow carded and it's more than enough.
"The good thing now is that the intention was not negative."
The Chelsea manager will be pleased to have a virtually full-strength squad at his disposal on Sunday, despite playing down the importance of the fixture.
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