Jose Mourinho skipped his usual Pre-Match briefing to the media after Chelsea manager was charged by the FA with act of Misconduct, for his comments on the referee Anthony Taylor not giving a penalty to Chelsea against Southampton. To make the matters worse, Anthony Taylor had booked the player in question, Cesc Fabregas.
Following the charges, Chelsea sent out a circular to all the media partners of Jose Mourinho’s absence from Chelsea’s Pre-game press conference. Jose Mourinho has taken to vows of silence to protest against the recent charges laid on him by the FA.
Comments in question here were those made by Jose Mourinho towards Anthony Taylor after the Chelsea-Southampton game where Fabregas was clearly tripped by Matt Targett. Instead of allowing a penalty, ref Anthony Taylor booked Cesc Fabregas for simulation. Perhaps latter of the two decisions infuriated Jose more than anything. Mourinho hoped up and down the touch line. After the game, he had the following things to say to ref Anthony Taylor and the FA:
‘The media, commentators, other managers are all doing it [putting pressure on referees].
‘There is a campaign against Chelsea. I don’t know why there is this campaign and I do not care. Everybody knows it was a penalty.’
Jose Mourinho was earlier warned about his behaviour and choice of words towards referees after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Stoke. Jose Mourinho demanded a strong performance from the referee, Neil Swarbrick, at that time.
FA have taken in to consideration, some of Mourinho’s latest remarks on the officials and calling of a CAMPAIGN against his side. FA have released a statement pointing out the reasons for charging Mourinho with the improper conduct charge. FA officials said:
‘Having sought his observations on this matter, the FA has decided not to bring a disciplinary charge and instead issued him with a formal warning.
‘The FA prohibit participants from making any pre-match media comments, including comments of a positive nature concerning the appointed match officials for a particular fixture.’
Jose Mourinho will have until 6 PM, January 13 to make a formal appeal against the “Misconduct Charges” dropped against him by the FA. Chelsea play Newcastle next and ut will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho attends the Pos-Match press conference or not.
Quotes Credits: FA
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