Jose Mourinho fined and banned for remarks after Southampton loss

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Jose Mourinho was given a £50,000 fine, as well as a one-match suspended stadium ban for his post-match comments after his team suffered a second home loss this season to Southampton, reports Daily Mail.

Mourinho even admitted that he breached FA rules during an interview days later.

Chelsea's manager said after the game that his team's loss to Southampton was in part due to officials who were, "afraid to give decisions for Chelsea".


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English football authorities considered his comments a direct breach of FA Rule E3, but he was instead given an ultimatum. If Mou breaches the same rule within a year - that is, before October 13, 2016 - the suspension will be immediately lifted.

The ban, however, is still in place and Mourinho is still to pay the £50,000 fine.

"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," was the official statement released by an FA official.

Mourinho madness

Chelsea has not quite been the same team that convincingly won the Premier League last season. They have only eight points in the same amount of matches, something very unusual from the London side.

The boss' frustration is clear, as he's had nothing good to say for the last few weeks regarding his club's performances.

The Portuguese boss had plenty to say during his seven-minute interview, but the highlight of his outburst came when he said:

"I am a Chelsea fan too and I want to say it again. Referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea."

Moaning Mou

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman also had something to say to Mourinho, whom he feels discredits Southampton's efforts during the match that took place in Stamford Bridge.

"It was a shame that Mourinho was putting attention on the referee after we beat him," said Koeman after the game.

The Blues' start has been very poor by the team's usual exemplary standards, and serious questions must be raised regarding Mourinho's position at the club. Sacking him should not be and, in fact, is not the way to go for Chelsea; nevertheless, if results continue to favour opposing teams, one must wonder how long Roman Abrahamovic will keep him in the club.

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