Jose Mourinho charged by FA for Burnley incident with Mark Clattenburg

by Sam Peoples

Jose Mourinho has been charged by the FA for misconduct after an incident involving referee Mark Clattenburg at half-time between Manchester United and Burnley.

The incident involved Mourinho using ‘abusive and/or insulting words’ towards Clattenburg following a wrong decision which stopped Man United getting a penalty.

An official FA statement read as follows: “Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct following Manchester United’s game against Burnley on Saturday [29 October 2016].

It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area at half-time he used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official.

He has until 6pm on 4 November 2016 to respond to the charge.”

Mourinho will get a one-game touchline ban and a fine if he accepts the charge. He will be given a two-game touchline ban if he denies the charge but is then found guilty. His first charge is in relation to comments about Anthony Taylor ahead of our game in Liverpool.

I’ve got absolutely no problem with Mourinho voicing his opinion on this situation, I know Sir Alex would have. Clattenburg should have given what was stonewall penalty but he bottled it and that summed up what was an awful performance from him as a referee.

Sir Alex got charged like clockwork at least once a season, the same will probably happen with Mourinho. In this case, Jose was voicing his opinion just like us fans in that situation and I don’t think that was a bad thing at all.

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