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Mourinho appeal thrown out by FA

The Football Association has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s claim that a lack of English language skills led to the Chelsea boss saying that referees were ‘afraid’ to give his side penalties. jose

The Portuguese, who has spent a combined total of five years managing Chelsea in the Premier League, was fined $50,000 and handed a one-match stadium ban after his comments relating to referee Robert Madley, who denied the Blues a penalty in their 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.

52 year-old Mourinho, who called the FA’s punishment ‘a disgrace’, appealed the decision, however an independent regulatory commission found that Mourinho’s english is ‘too sophisticated’ and upheld the original decision.

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