Mourinho fined by FA

Scott Heavey

Jose Mourinho spent the latter stages of Chelsea's 4-1 win against Cardiff City last Saturday in the stands after criticising the way match referee Anthony Taylor was handling the game -- the manager not-very-diplomatically pointed out that he was applying a double standard on the subject of timewasting, and was duly banished as a result.

Such actions bring consequences beyond merely having to change seats, and Mourinho had to face the wrath of the Football Association. In a show of force, English football's governing body has slapped him with a hefty £8,000 fine, which is apparently the standard in such situations. This punishment will surely deter Mourinho from engaging in such antics in future.

Mourinho, who claims he should have been told to shut up and sit down rather than to sit somewhere else, will not face a touchline ban in the key match against Manchester City. That will be scant consolation in light of the enormous blow to his finances.

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