English Premiership

Mourinho to appeal FA punishment

2015-10-16 15:21
Jose Mourinho (Supplied)

London - Jose Mourinho is appealing against the extremity of the FA sanctions for his outburst after Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Southampton, the Portuguese revealed on Friday.

Mourinho was fined 50,000 ($77,000, 68,000 euros)and given a suspended one-match stadium ban, after saying that "referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea".

Mourinho contests the FA's suggestion that under-fire manager's comments "alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or brought the game into disrepute".

He said he had read the written reasons for the decision and, when asked if he will appeal against them, responded "yes".

"I have to be honest with myself, that's the most important thing," Mourinho said.

"I think, in the moment, we have got the written reasons and I decided to appeal. So it's the moment to stop with my opinions and not say anything more than I did already. I was very objective in my sadness facing the situation."

While Mourinho pleaded guilty to the charge, it is understood he feels the severity of the sanctions are unfair.

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