Jose Mourinho might soon find himself in front of an FA Disciplinary Hearing over his comments following Chelsea’s defeat to relegation battlers, Sunderland.
A late Fabio Borini penalty, a former Chelsea player and current Liverpool-loanee, gave Sunderland a 2-1 lead in the dying minutes of the game, and resulted in Mourinho’s first ever defeat as Chelsea manager at home in the Premier League.
Speaking about referee Mike Dean, the Portuguese coach said:
“His performance was unbelievable.” Mourinho then directed his frustration at head referee Mike Riley.
“Congratulations to Mike Riley, because he’s the referees’ boss, and what they are doing during the whole season is fantastic, especially in the last couple of months, especially in matches involving the teams that were in the title race – it’s absolutely fantastic.”
Mourinho’s comments will more than likely be called upon by the FA so that he can explain himself, as it would indicate he feels Riley has been influencing matches. Considering a Ramires punch on Seb Larsson went unnoticed in the game, the Brazilian could be banned for the upcoming game against league leaders Liverpool. Chelsea might find that they have blown themselves out of the title-race in recent weeks, and Mourinho’s actions will not help their case.
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