Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could face a hefty five-match ban after new evidence suggested the Portuguese boss used sexist language in his public feud with former club doctor Eva Carneiro in August, reports the Daily Mail.
Video footage and a letter have been handed to the Football Association, which identified Mourinho's use of sexist language towards Carneiro in Chelsea's 2-2 home draw against Swansea on the opening day.
The 52-year-old is being investigated for calling his former employee - who officially resigned on Tuesday - a 'filha da puta' translating to 'daughter of a whore' in Portuguese. If found guilty, he will be struck with a minimum five-game touchline ban.
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Women In Football provided this fresh evidence to the FA after receiving it from a member of public. Footage of the incident is subtitled by a Portuguese translator who says Carneiro was singled out by the Chelsea boss during the spat. Several language experts were consulted before the group made their submission.
The FA have indicated they will take into account all evidence when coming to a decision on whether to charge the Portuguese boss.
However, Women in Football have pointed out that even if the FA do not charge Mourinho for sexist language, he still breached rule E3(1) for using indecent language and bringing the game to disrepute.
Group Chair Anna Kessal said: "We'll be extremely surprised if there is no charge at all."
The issue has also been raised with the Premier League as Women In Football suggest his touchline temperament is also in breach of the managers code of conduct.
A spokeswoman for the group said: "The fact that Dr Carneiro feels her position at Chelsea Football Club has become untenable is a blow to progress in increasing the visibility of women working in high profile roles in sport."
Mourinho relieved Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn of their first-team duties six weeks ago after they ran onto the pitch to aid Eden Hazard.
The three-time Premier League winner insists he shouted 'filho da puta', which translates to 'son of a b****', and not 'filha da puta', but Women In Football believe they can provide clear evidence against him.
Carneiro is now consulting lawyers, and Chelsea may have to prepare themselves for a lengthy legal battle.
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