Jose Mourinho has been charged by the English FA for improper conduct just hours after Chelsea offered the under-pressure manager their full support.
The Portuguese manager had criticized match officials following his side’s 1-3 home loss to Southampton on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The FA has now charged Mourinho over his comment which they claim implies bias on the part of the match official.
“The penalty in this game is more than crucial because my team, at the moment, the first negative thing that happens… they collapse.
“After that the team lost even more confidence. Mentally, psychologically, the team is unbelievably down.
“If the Football Association wants to punish me they can. They don’t punish other managers,” Mourinho had said after the loss to Southampton.
The 52-year-old now has till 18:00 BST on Thursday, October 8 to respond to the charge.