Jose Mourinho handed one-match touchline ban, £50,000 fine

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban following abusive comments he made against match officials in his team’s game with Burnley.

Mourinho had admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty.

The incident happened in or around the tunnel area during half-time of United’s game against Burnley on 30 October 2016.

As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine.

The Italian was also fined £50,000 in relation to media comments he made prior to Manchester United’s game at Liverpool on 17 October 2016.

An Independent Regulatory Commission heard that Mourinho accepted the comments he made on 14 October 2016 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.

 

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