Gary Neville tweets after hearing the FA will appeal the decision not to charge Jose Mourinho

Gary Neville is baffled by the FA's bid to punish Jose Mourinho for actions against Newcastle

It seemed as if Jose Mourinho had escaped punishment for his actions following Manchester United's comeback victory against Newcastle in September.

In the immediate aftermath of the game, the cameras quickly surrounded Mourinho and he could be seen mouthing a number of expletives.

He was accused of mouthing “fodas filhos de puta”, which translates as “f*** off sons of a bitch”, in a message to those that had criticised him in the weeks preceding.

Fortunately for the former Chelsea boss, Mourinho was found not guilty by an independent commission last month.

However, the FA are adamant that he should still be punished.

English football's governing body was said to be 'surprised' by the ruling and it was reported earlier on Wednesday that they would be appealing the decision.

Mourinho is facing a touchline ban if the FA win their appeal.

Watch the incident against Newcastle below:

The FA's decision has caused a stir in the footballing world and now Gary Neville has had his say.

Taking to Twitter, the former Man United player tweeted that the FA's decision to appeal is a 'joke'.

"The FA appealing against the Mourinho decision is a joke," he wrote. "Who has signed that off?"

Neville is spot on here.

The lengths in which the FA have gone to prove Mourinho as guilty is just strange. They've gone completely out their way just to prove themselves right.

Why are they trying so hard to get him punished? 

They are using up time and resources which could be concentrated on much more pressing concerns.

It seemed Jose Mourinho had escaped punishment for his actions after Man United 3-2 Newacstle

It would have been best had they just accepted the decision rather than go all out to try and penalise the Portuguese manager.

Mourinho will be hoping for some positive news on Wednesday night when his side take on Juventus in the Champions League.

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