Jose charged over 'cheat' claim

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 28 January 2005
Those pen-pushing buffons at the FA have charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct.

The guardians of the game, who's former chief executive resigned following a relationship with a member of his staff - improper conduct? have said: "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for improper conduct."
Mourinho went on Chelsea TV following Chelsea's 0-0 Carling Cup tie match at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United two weeks' ago and complained about the performance of referee Neale Barry.
He said: "In the second half it was whistle and whistle, fault and fault, cheat and cheat."

The FA statement red: "The charge relates to comments made in a post-match interview following Chelsea's Carling Cup match against Manchester United on 12 January. Mourinho has until 14 February to respond to the charge.

But Chelsea captain John Terry has escaped for his comments following the match. The FA statement reads: "In relation to comments made by Chelsea defender John Terry following this match, an explanation was provided by the player and, having reviewed the content and context of these comments, The FA has decided that it is not appropriate to take formal disciplinary action in this case."

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