Mour­inho’s tantrum proves costly

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

JOSE Mour­inho has been charged with im­proper con­duct by the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (FA) after be­ing sent to the stands dur­ing Manch­ester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Novem­ber 27.

It is the third time this sea­son the 53-year-old Por­tuguese has been charged by the FA – he was sus­pended for a game and fined after an al­ter­ca­tion with ref­eree Mark Clat­ten­burg and pre­vi­ously re­ceived a hefty fine for crit­i­cal re­marks about the ap­point­ment of an­other ref­eree.

Now he faces an al­most def­i­nite touch­line ban after Jon Moss sent him to the stands dur­ing the Premier League match at Old Traf­ford.

Mour­inho got his march­ing or­ders in the first half for kick­ing a bot­tle of wa­ter on the touch­line as he was an­gered by Moss book­ing Paul Pogba for div­ing.

“Jose Mour­inho has been charged fol­low­ing Manch­ester United’s game against West Ham United on Sun­day,” tweeted the FA.

“It is al­leged his be­hav­iour in or around the 27th minute of the game amounts to im­proper con­duct.

“He has un­til 6pm on 1 De­cem­ber 2016 to re­spond to the charge.”

It is not the first time Mour­inho has clashed with Moss.

Last sea­son, while in charge of Chelsea, Mour­inho had an al­ter­ca­tion with the same of­fi­cial in a game at West Ham which re­sulted in a one­match sta­dium ban.

Sun­day’s draw left United on 20 points after 13 matches – their worst start to a league cam­paign since the 1989-90 sea­son – some 11 points adrift of his old club Chelsea. –

Photo: AFP

Manch­ester United skip­per Jose Mour­inho will face the con­se­quences after kick­ing a wa­ter bot­tle dur­ing a dis­pute with ref­eree Jon Moss dur­ing a game against West Ham United on Novem­ber 27.

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