Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged for misconduct by the FA for the comments that he made to the media after his side’s 1-3 home loss at the hands of Southampton.
A statement on the FA website, thefa.com, read, “Jose Mourinho has been charged for misconduct in relation to media comments he made following Chelsea’s game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.
“It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or bring the game into disrepute. He has until 6pm on Thursday 8 October 2015 to respond to the charge.”
The Portuguese boss was highly critical of referee Robert Madley who failed to award the Blues a penalty when Maarten Stekelenburg charged off his line to bring down Radamel Falcao. Mourinho believes that his team deserved a penalty and that the awarding of one combined with the converting of it could have seen the game take a different course.
“At 1-1 there is a huge penalty and, once more, we do not get it. It was at a crucial moment in the game. I repeat, if the FA wants to punish me they can punish me, it is not a problem. But I want to repeat because my players deserve it, Chelsea fans deserve it” said Mourinho immediately after the game.
The jury is still out as to whether or not that incident actually deserved a penalty but what was certain was that the self-proclaimed Special One was about to get himself in trouble. Speaking out against the governing body was never going to go unnoticed and it’s not at all surprising that he has landed himself in hot water.