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FA appeals against decision to clear Mourinho of foul language charge

FA appeals against decision to clear Mourinho of foul language charge

The Written Reasons for the Commission's decision have now been published - which the FA have chose to appeal - and they reveal that Mourinho did admit to swearing.

The Football Association are to appeal the decision not to punish Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for using alleged offensive language following the win over Newcastle. "His words were inaudible", the Commission explains, going on to add: "we accept Mr Valente's evidence that a typical person fluent in Portuguese colloquialisms would not feel insulted or offended from what they saw or interpreted from the footage, rather would understand JM to be very happy about something good that had just happened to him against all odds".

Having expressed surprise at the verdict, the FA have now, as expected, made a decision to appeal after "carefully considering" the commission's written findings released on Wednesday, which again raises the possibility of Mourinho receiving a touchline ban.

"Mourinho is sure to be asked about the FA's appeal after United face Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday evening".

Jose Mourinho is still facing a touchline ban - after the FA launched an appeal against his unproven misconduct charge. Thus, the objective person would have had to lip read JM's mouth and interpret Portuguese colloquialisms to accurately decipher the comments.

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The Chilean worldwide was unhappy with manager, Jose Mourinho, after he was dropped earlier this season and reports claimed few weeks ago that the 29-year-old is considering leaving Old Trafford. His words were inaudible.

In this context, Mr Valente described that JM had just won a match which had been more hard than anticipated, after a hard start of the season in which he had been subjected to significant criticism in the media.

"The United boss said "fodas filhos de puta", roughly translated as 'f*** off sons of b*****s" as he walked down the Old Trafford touchline following the win.

It was a view endorsed by the commission, who ruled: "We find that JM (Jose Mourinho) was celebrating victory without aiming the words at anyone in particular".

The FA brought in lip readers and linguistics experts to build a case against Mourinho, who in turn enlisted his own language experts to fight the charge.