Mourinho given touchline ban and fined by FA

Date published: Wednesday 2nd November 2016 6:41

Jose Mourinho: Forced to watch second half from stand

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a one-match touchline ban and fined a total of £58,000 by the FA after accepting two misconduct charges.

Life is rarely dull when the Portuguese is at the helm and this week has been no different, resulting in a second misconduct charge in a matter of days.

Mourinho’s comments about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of last month’s 0-0 Premier League draw at Liverpool brought a £50,000 fine and warning as to his future conduct, but it was Saturday’s incident against Burnley that, as expected, led to the hardest blow.

The United boss was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg as the teams made their way out for the second half of the frustrating goalless draw at Old Trafford.

It led Mourinho to be hit by a misconduct charge on Tuesday and within 24 hours he admitted to using abusive/and or insulting words towards a match official, earning an £8,000 fine and immediate one-match touchline ban for Sunday’s trip to Swansea.

The statement published on the FA website reads as follows:

‘An Independent Regulatory Commission heard that Mourinho accepted the comments he made on 14 October 2016 constituted improper conduct but denied they brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of Rule E3(1).

‘The Commission found the disrepute element of the charge proven and as well as being fined, Mourinho was warned as to his future conduct.

‘Separate to this, Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty.

‘The incident happened in or around the tunnel area during half-time of United’s game against Burnley on 30 October 2016.

‘As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine.’

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