Why Mourinho Was Banned And Fined By FA


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has been given a one-game touchline ban and fined £50,000 by the Football Association for two charges.

First for confronting referee, Mark Clattenburg at half-time in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Burnley and the £50,000 fine is  for media comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor prior to United’s game at Liverpool.

The Football Association has banned Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho from the touchline for one match after he accepted an improper conduct charge.

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He had been angered by Clattenburg’s decision not to award United a penalty when Matteo Darmian went down in the area following a clash with Jon Flanagan. Mourinho “admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official” against Burnley.

An independent regulatory commission heard that Mourinho accepted the comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the game against Liverpool last month 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. As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes a £8,000 fine.

The one-game touchline ban means the United boss will be missing from the touchline at Swansea City this weekend but will be back when Arsene Wenger brings his Arsenal side to Old Trafford on Nov. 19.

Despite the ban, Mourinho will however be allowed to give his players a pre-match and half-time team talk at Swansea despite the ban.

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He can also stay in contact with his coaching staff during the game by passing on messages and phoning them from his seat.