Saturday 24 September 2016

Ref's report revealed: 'You're f**king weak' - Jose Mourinho banned for foul-mouthed rant

Jason Burt

Published 06/11/2015 | 17:47

Referee Jonathan Moss sends Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the stands during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea
Referee Jonathan Moss sends Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the stands during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea

The Football Association have revealed that Jose Mourinho acted aggressively, swore twice and had to be escorted from the room, refusing to leave, after confronting referee Jon Moss during the half-time incident that has led to his one-match stadium ban.

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The FA Commission also accused Mourinho of showing a “total lack of respect for the match officials” and said it had considered an extended touchline ban for the Chelsea manager.

The FA has published the written reasons for Mourinho’s stadium ban and £40,000 fine after he reluctantly accepted the charge – E3 for improper conduct - and will miss Saturday’s Premier League match away to Stoke City which is so crucial to his survival at the club.

The FA re-produced the report of Moss who refereed Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat away to West Ham United and who sent off midfielder Nemanja Matic. “When myself and my colleagues left the field of play at half time, as we entered the tunnel area to get to our dressing room, Mr Mourinho the Chelsea Manager was waiting for us clearly agitated and began aggressively asking about first half decisions,” Moss wrote.

“Rather than publically speak to him I asked him to step into the entrance of my dressing room escorted by Simon Sutton, the West Ham United Security Manager. Mr Mourinho asked me about a tackle, an offside and a goal line clearance. I gave him brief answers to his questions.

“After this I asked him to leave the dressing room area. He refused. I asked him again. After he refused again I asked Mr Sutton to escort him from the room. At this point Mr Mourinho became very aggressive and animated. He shouted that you f------ referees are weak...(Arsenal manager Arsene) Wenger is right about you...you are f------ weak. I advised Mr Mourinho not to take his position in the technical area for the second half due to his actions.”

Similar reports were submitted by the assistant referees Harry Lennard and Andrew Halliday and the fourth official Andy Woolmer.

Interestingly the FA also state that “it is clear from both the letter from Mr Mourinho (who has not appealed the punishment) and his submissions that he regrets the incident and to his credit he made an early admission.” This led to the fine being reduced. However the FA commission also noted Mourinho’s “disappointing record of misconduct”.

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