Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 for his comments after Chelsea’s Premier League meeting with Southampton after he claimed there was a campaign to influence referees decisions against his club, reports the FA.com.
Following a independent hearing, the FA ruled that Mourinho's comments were "improper and brought the game into disrepute." Ultimately he has been warned about his future conduct.
The Chelsea manager had been left angered by referee Taylor for booking Cesc Fabregas for a dive after he went down from a challenge from Matt Targett. Mourinho believed that the challenge was mistakenly called as a dive and should have been given as a penalty for his side.
Mourinho stated a belief that there existed a ‘campaign’ to sway referees decisions against Chelsea, putting them at a significant disadvantage.
After the draw in December the manager told the BBC: “The Media, commentators, other managers are all doing it [putting pressure on referees].There is a campaign against Chelsea.”
This isn’t the first time that the Portuguese manager has drawn attention from the FA for criticising referees.
The Chelsea manager was issued a formal warning earlier in the season for comments before the Blues meeting with Stoke after calling on Neil Swarbrick to put in a strong performance.
Last year Mourinho was charged by the FA after making comments following Chelsea’s game against Sunderland in April 2014.
The Chelsea manager sarcastically congratulated referee's chief Mike Riley for how the title unfolded last season. It was decided that his post match comments constituted improper conduct by questioning the integrity of Riley.