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Jose Mourinho handed suspended one-match stadium ban over post-match comments

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined ?50,000 following a misconduct charge from the Football Association over comments he made following the 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

Mourinho has also been warned he faces further punishment for any more such outbursts within the next 12 months.

The Portugese coach was unhappy at the decision not to award a penalty when, with the score at 1-1, forward Radamel Falcao was upended by Saints goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, and criticised referee Robert Madley in post-match media comments.

The FA confirmed on Wednesday evening the Blues boss had accepted he had breached the regulations.

"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.

"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."

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