Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he will appeal against the £50,000 fine from the Football Association which he has called “a disgrace”
Mourinho claimed match officials were afraid to award his team penalties after referee Robert Madley denied the Blues a spot-kick in a 3-1 loss to Southampton.
It was announced on Wednesday that the 52-year-old had also been given a suspended one-match stadium ban but the Portuguese gaffer who will not face further punishment from the FA at Friday’s news conference said:
“I have to be honest with myself. We have got the written reasons [for his fine from the FA] and I have decided to appeal.
“Now is the time to stop with my opinions and not to add anything more. I was objective in my sadness at the situation.” Mourinho is quoted as saying on BBC Sports.
Mourinho’s £50,000 sanction was the seventh time he has been fined by the FA in 10 years, with those punishments totalling £181,000. Figures published in March showed that Mourinho earns approximately £13.2m (18m euro) a year.
15 October, 2015 – £50,000: Mourinho had claimed officials were “afraid” to award his team penalties.
28 January, 2015 – £25,000: He made comments claiming there was a “campaign” to influence referees’ decisions against his Chelsea side.
8 May, 2014 – £10,000: Mourinho was fined for comments after his side’s Premier League game against Sunderland on 19 April. He “congratulated” referee Mike Dean after Chelsea lost.
10 April, 2014 – £8,000: Mourinho was sent off in the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa. He was dismissed after walking on to the pitch to speak to referee Chris Foy after Ramires was red-carded.
24 October, 2013 – £8,000: Mourinho was fined for “improper conduct” in his side’s Premier League match against Cardiff. He was ordered from the technical area by referee Anthony Taylor after protesting about apparent time-wasting.
10 August, 2005 – £75,000 (reduced from £200,000): Mourinho was fined over his role in the ‘tapping-up’ of Arsenal defender Ashley Cole.
9 June, 2005 – £5,000: He was charged for comments made after the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final against Manchester United. Mourinho was unhappy that Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to referee Neale Barry as the teams left the pitch at half-time.
During his time at Chelsea, Mourinho has also been fined £8,900 by European football’s governing body Uefa.
31 March, 2005 – £8,900 (plus two-match touchline ban): The charges relate to Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on 23 February. Mourinho claimed he saw Frank Rijkaard speaking to referee Anders Frisk.