Mourinho loses appeal against £50,000 fine, stadium ban

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has had his appeal over his £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban, thrown out by the Appeal Board.

The Portuguese was recently handed a one-game ban and £40,000 fine for comments made after Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to West Ham.

“An Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in relation to a decision made by an Independent Regulatory Commission,” the FA explained on their official website.

At the original commission hearing, Mr Mourinho was given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match comments made following the game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.

“The Appeal Board has upheld the original sanction and therefore it remains that 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.”