The FA has cleared Jose Mourinho of using foul language post Manchester United’s match against Newcastle United.
The verdict was given by an independent regulatory commission and was accepted by the FA.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has escaped punishment as he was cleared of the accusation of using foul language after the match between Manchester United and Newcastle United by the FA. An independent regulatory committee was set up for the investigation of the matter and they have put through their verdict which says that the Portuguese mastermind is not found guilty of the charge.
If the accusation would have been proven to be true, the former Premier League winning gaffer could have faced disciplinary action including a touchline ban.
The FA said the following about the verdict in a statement that read, “The FA welcomes the original decision of the Appeal Board to uphold its appeal against Mr Mourinho for using abusive, insulting and improper language after the Manchester United v Newcastle United match on 6 October 2018.
“It also respects the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission to dismiss the charge based on the legal argument submitted by Mr Mourinho.
“The FA’s position, which it maintained throughout the hearing, was that Mr Mourinho directed his abusive, insulting and improper words directly towards the camera lens, and in these circumstances, the decision to charge was consistent with previous FA charging practice.
“Whilst we accept that the Independent Regulatory Commission disagreed on this occasion, The FA wishes to make clear that it will continue to take action against Participants for any form of abusive, insulting, or improper language or behaviour, which is directed towards a camera.”
It also said, “Finally, following the Appeal Board decision, and the most recent decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission, The FA now considers this matter to be closed.”
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