Mourinho escapes FA punishment for abusive language

Jose Mourinho has avoided any punishment from the FA after his charge for alleged abusive language following Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle was dropped.

The FA initially charged the United manager after his comments towards a TV camera in his native Portuguese were deemed offensive. However, the case has now been dismissed by the Independent Regulatory Commission, meaning Mourinho avoids a touchline ban.

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According to the BBC, United made a strong defence of their manager in their appeal and are now pleased the ruling has been changed.

Meanwhile, the Football Association are said to be surprised at the decision to drop Mourinho’s charges, and they could still appeal the decision.

FA statement: “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].

“Written reasons for the decision of the independent regulatory commission will be published in due course. This decision is subject to appeal.”

So, fair play to those involved, finally looking to turn their attention to more serious matters. Nobody was offended by was Mourinho was supposed to have said and a big deal was made out of nothing.

Mourinho’s United side face a trip to high flying Bournemouth on Saturday (12:30) as they look to build on Sunday’s home win against Everton.

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