We have all read about Mourinho’s £50,000 fine for talking about refs after the Southampton game. In a story some people call “The 1 question, 7 min answer” in which Jose talked about how the Refs are not doing well for chelsea and costing his team. As usual, everyone sees Mourinho has the complainer and feels he talks too much but a former Ref Mark Halsey has come to defend Mourinho.
In his words, I think Jose Mourinho’s fine for his comments about referees in the wake of Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton is very excessive. It’s £50,000 but where does that money go?
You look at Arsene Wenger, he came out and criticised Mike Dean and nothing was said; he wasn’t even charged. You’ve got to be consistent.
We’ve seen it in the past, Wenger pushed Mourinho last season and the FA didn’t take any action. You get Nigel Pearson holding a Crystal Palace player down on the floor, threatening to knock his block off, and yet the FA don’t take any action so once again it’s the FA showing its inconsistency in dealing with players and managers. £50,000 is excessive for what he said.
How can they give him a stadium ban for a comment after the game? If he’s sent from the touchline, like Alan Pardew was last season after he headbutted David Meyler, that is a completely different matter because it’s on the touchline, it’s while the game is going on, he was sent to the stands and given a fine and touchline ban because of that incident. This was an incident where Mourinho made a remark about a referee in a post-match interview. How can you give a suspended stadium ban for that?
I’m just as miffed as Chelsea and Mourinho because the punishment, for me, is far excessive for the crime and, as for what Mourinho said about only him being punished by the FA, I think he’s right, as the proof is there in the pudding. – goal.com