EPL: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho fined for mocking referee

May 09, 2014, 10:15 IST | IANS

The English Football Association slapped a fine of $16,900 on Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho after he made improper comments about match officials

London: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho was fined $16,900 by the English Football Association after he made improper comments about match officials.

Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho sarcastically described referee Mike Dean's performance as "unbelievable" and "fantastic" as his side lost 2-1 to Sunderland in an April 19 Premier League match, reported Xinhua.

His assistant Rui Faria was sent to the stands and later given a six-match stadium ban.

The FA Thursday found that Mourinho's comments did not question the officials' integrity but amounted to disrepute and improper conduct.

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