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Mourinho fined, given suspended ban by the FA

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Jose Mourinho was charged by the FA for his comments following the loss to Southampton, and on Wednesday, the manager learned the discipline he'd be facing after admitting the charges. The Chelsea boss will find his wallet £50,000 lighter, and was given a suspended one-match stadium ban for his remarks. Here's the full statement from the FA website:

Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments.

The Chelsea manager was charged for misconduct following the game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.

It was alleged his remarks constituted improper conduct in that they alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or brought the game into disrepute.

Mr Mourinho’s suspended stadium ban will be immediately invoked should he be found by an Independent Regulatory Commission to have committed a further breach of FA Rule E3 for any comment or statement to or through the media before 13 October 2016.

Mourinho will now have to remain on his best behavior for an entire calendar year, or he'll be watching a domestic match on the television (assuming the match is televised). I'm not sure he's capable of doing that, but I've been wrong before.

Regardless, Mourinho will find his wallet a little lighter, and Chelsea will get back to business as usual.

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