MOURINHO ESCAPES FA BAN

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was charged by the Football Association for using ‘improper language’ in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford on the 6th of October.

Mourinho appeared to swear into a television camera as he left the pitch after the game.

A statement from the FA read: “Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on 6 October 2018.

“It is alleged that his language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”

Mourinho denied such claims and has now successfully contested his Football Association charge for allegedly using improper language.

Mourinho was adamant that what was levied against him was not the case, and has successfully appealed the charge which would have carried a touchline ban and hefty fine as punishment.

The charge was conducted by a three-person independent regulatory commission who determined that Mourinho had not used abusive language.

A statement from the FA read: “A charge against Jose Mourinho for allegedly using language which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper has been found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [31/10/18].

“It related to an incident at the end of the Manchester United versus Newcastle United game on 6 October 2018.

“Written Reasons for the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission will be published in due course. This decision is subject to appeal.”

It was expected that the FA will win the case against Mourinho, but this wasn’t so as Mourinho surprisingly won his appeal. Wayne Rooney was found guilty of a similar case in 2011 and was banned for two games for swearing back into a camera.