FA Takes A Decision Over Mourinho’s Punishment Following His Sending Off Against Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Jose Mourinho will not receive any further punishment for being sent to the stands during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Southampton.

The Portuguese boss was sent off in the dying seconds of the game, after encroaching onto the pitch while belting out instructions to his players, demanding they get back into position.

It has become a common sight to see Mourinho in the stands, having been dismissed by the referees on nine occasions in his eventful career – amounting to 16 matches in bans, as well as being fined £329,000.

Former United captain Bryan Robson was furious about the whole situation, saying that if any other rival manager were to do the same, no such action would have been taken against them.

“When I saw it on TV, I thought it was an absolute joke,” he told the club’s official website. “I’ll be amazed if he gets a ban or a fine for that. I think the officials went way overboard by sending him to the stand.

“I don’t know what the officials are thinking about. Throughout the last year or so, I’ve seen managers like [Jurgen] Klopp and [Antonio] Conte run about like lunatics, out of their box, down the side of the pitch and not a thing has been made of it — it’s called passion for the team.

“But because Mourinho stepped just over the touchline, they sent him to the stands. It’ll be a disgrace if he gets fined or banned and made to watch games from the stands over the coming weeks.”

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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