Jose Mourinho has made a habit of thumbing his nose at the Chelsea hierarchy, referees, Blues staff and the Football Association since the start of the 2015-16 season, and it appears that his bad behavior has gotten him into some serious hot water.
According to ESPN FC, Mourinho has been slapped with a £50,000 and a one-game ban for comments made following a 3-1 loss to Southampton where he criticized referees and implied they had an anti-Chelsea bias.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 14, 2015
Mourinho also criticized the FA for being more inclined to punish him for being outspoken than other managers, but said he wasn’t afraid of any punishments.
“The result 1-1 is a huge penalty and once more we don’t get and a penalty is a crucial moment in the game with the result at 1-1, and I repeat that if FA wants to punish me they can punish me they don’t punish other managers but they punish me, it’s not a problem for me,” Mourinho said.
“But I want to repeat because I think that my players deserve it, Chelsea fans deserve it. I am a Chelsea fan too and I want to say it again.
“Referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea. Why? Because when they give there’s always a question mark from you, there’s always a question there’s always a critique.”
Mourinho led the Blues to Premier League and League Cup titles in the 2014-15 season, but the new season started on a sour note with a draw against Swansea City that included a highly-controversial spat with club doctor Eva Carneiro.
Since the start of the season, Chelsea have two wins, two draws and four losses and only eight points on the Premier League table. To date, the Blues are only 16th on the table with the second most goals conceded in the league.
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