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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho loses appeal to overturn £50,000 fine and one-match stadium ban

Jose Mourinho has lost his appeal against the one-match stadium ban and £50,000 fine handed to him by The FA for accusing referees of being afraid to give his side major decisions after the 3-1 defeat to Southampton earlier this season, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The Blues boss is yet to decide whether to appeal a second sanction from The FA, and could see himself banned for this weekend’s trip to take on Stoke City. He has been given until 6pm on Friday register an appeal, but will have to notify them of his decision to do so by midday if he hopes to make an appearance at The Britannia (via Telegraph).

The second misconduct charge handed to Mourinho – which is the one that could see him banned for the Stoke game – was in relation to comments made about referee Jon Moss after the defeat to West Ham in October. He is understood to have said to Moss, “Arsene Wenger was right, you are f****** soft”.

An independent panel ruled against him on Wednesday afternoon.

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