Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined $105,000 for misconduct following comments made in the wake of his side’s recent defeat to Southampton.
Mourinho accused officials of being “afraid” to award his team penalties after Chelsea went down 3-1 to the Saints in the Stamford Bridge clash on October 3.
“When we are at the top I understand that there is quite a big pleasure in putting us down but when you are down I think you need to be a bit honest and to make clear that the referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea,” he said at the time.
“Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments,” a statement from the governing body read.
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