Mourinho charged by the FA
22 October 2013, 09:04
London - Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football
Association on Monday after being sent to the stands during Chelsea's
4-1 win over Cardiff.
There were a number of controversial
incidents in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and
Chelsea manager Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Anthony
Taylor for the final 20 minutes after losing his cool when a series of
decisions went against his team.
Mourinho went to sit with the fans, making the day of those he sat next to, but his own frustration was clear.
in the match, Chelsea's Eden Hazard had scored a controversial
equaliser after Samuel Eto'o dispossessed Cardiff's David Marshall as
the goalkeeper bounced the ball, contrary to FIFA rules.
The former Real Madrid boss has been given until 19:00 (SA time) on Thursday to respond to the charge.
The nature of the offence means Mourinho is most likely to face a fine, rather than a ban.