The Football Association has announced they have fined and banned Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician has admitted to a breach of FA Rules pertaining to his post-match press conference quotes following his side’s 3-1 defeat to Southampton on October 3.
Mourinho questioned a couple of incidents which occurred in the loss at Stamford Bridge, laying blame on the match officials, for which he has now been heavily punished.
A statement from the FA read: “Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments.
“It was alleged his remarks constituted improper conduct in that they alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or brought the game into disrepute.”
On the day, Mourinho said: “When we are at the top I understand that there is quite a big pleasure in putting us down but when you are down I think you need to be a bit honest and to make clear that the referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea.
“The result [was] 1-1, there is a huge penalty and, once more, we don’t get. A penalty is a crucial moment in the game with the result 1-1.
“I repeat, if the FA want to punish me, they can punish me, they don’t punish other managers, they punish me – it’s not a problem for me.
“But I want to repeat because I think my players deserve it, I think our fans deserve it and I am a Chelsea fan too. I want to say it again: referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea.”