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Jose Mourinho brands FA fine and stadium ban a 'disgrace'

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Jose Mourinho has launched into another rant about the FA and Arsene Wenger following his £50,000 fine and one-game suspended stadium ban for comments he made after the Southampton defeat.

The Chelsea boss had claimed referees were 'afraid' to award his teams penalties following the 3-1 defeat to the Saints before the international break.

The Portuguese boss had been warned the ban could be invoked if he brought the game into disrepute once again and his latest comments may lead to that exact scenario.

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Speaking at the launch of his book 'Mourinho', he said, as per the Mail: "I am happy I don't have an electronic tag, I also think that £50,000 in the world, where we live today, is an absolute disgrace.

"An absolute disgrace. And I also think that the possibility of getting a stadium ban is also something absolutely astonishing. More difficult for me to understand is when I compare different people with similar behaviour and similar words.

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"I know my English is not perfect - just good enough to work in this country - but the difference between "afraid" and "weak and naive" is £50,000 and a one-match stadium ban.

"So, now we know. One, we can push people in the technical area, no problem. The word 'afraid' is a hard punishment. But to say the referee was 'weak and naive', referring to one of the top referees in Europe, we can do."

ONGOING FUED

This outburst is just the latest in a series of jibes between Mourinho and Wenger. The two managers have failed to see eye-to-eye from the moment the Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge.

It is beginning to seem like a broken record with the Chelsea boss constantly slamming his rival, but he does have a point in regards to comments towards match officials.

But, more importantly, Premier League action is back this weekend and the Blues will be looking to return to winning ways with the visit of lowly Aston Villa.

Anything less than a win would put a serious dent in their hopes of catching up with the top four, with their title hopes already looking bleak, but a routine win is still expected against the Villains.

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