Jose Mourinho faces five-game ban over sexist remarks

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Jose Mourinho could face a five-game touchline ban as pressure mounts on the Chelsea boss over his comments to Eva Carneiro.

Carneiro has left the Stamford Bridge club after the altercation with Mourinho in the 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

According to the Daily Mail, evidence has been given to the Football Association that argues the Portuguese manager was sexist towards the former club doctor.


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Video footage and a written submission from a Portuguese translator showing Mourinho singled out Carneiro during his touchline outburst were handed to the governing body on Monday by Women in Football.

This adds to previous evidence that is being investigated by the FA: An e-mail complaint that claims Mourinho called Carneiro 'filha da puta’ which translates to ‘daughter of a w****' in Portuguese.

Women in Football believe, even if Mourinho is not charged with sexist remarks, he is still in breach of rule E3(1) for the use of indecent language and bringing the game into disrepute.

The incident has cast a black cloud over the football club and appears to have major repercussions for Mourinho, who faced similar sanctions from the FA last season for his comments regarding a 'campaign' against Chelsea.


The Blues have made a slow start to the Premier League season and find themselves eight points behind league leaders Manchester City.

Their performances have been well below par and it appeared Mourinho's criticism of Carneiro and Jon Fearn were a tactic to take the attention away from his team's poor display against Swansea.

However, if Mourinho is found to have used sexist language towards Carneiro it will mark a dark day in the history of football and for the position of women in the modern game.

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