Blues boss charged for post-Southampton rant.
Jose Mourinho has been charged by the FA for misconduct following comments he made to the media after Chelsea’s game with Southampton on the 28th December.
Mourinho couldn’t contain his fury post-match after Cesc Fabregas became the latest Chelsea player to be booked for diving following cautions for Diego Costa and Willian earlier this season.
Mourinho alleged there was a campaign against Chelsea and labelled the decision to book Fabregas in the match with Saints ‘a scandal’.
The FA say in their statement: “It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a referee or referees and/or bring the game into disrepute.”
English football’s governing body also say they reviewed remarks made by Mourinho before Chelsea’s game against Stoke but after consulting with the Blues boss had decided not to pursue any recriminations.
In that case, Mourinho had demanded referee Neil Swarbrick “[did] his job” and put the match official firmly in the spotlight by commenting on his understanding of his role.
FA rules prohibit any pre-match comments including those of a positive nature about the match officials.
Mourinho has until 6pm on the 13th January 2015 to respond to his misconduct charge.