Mourinho gets 1-game ban, 50,000-pound fine for misconduct

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 03, 2016 09:54 AM
Mourinho gets 1-game ban, 50,000-pound fine for misconduct
Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho gestures after the English League Cup soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been banned for one game and fined 50,000 pounds ($61,000) on two misconduct charges.

The punishments were announced Wednesday by the English Football Association.

The FA says Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban after he admitted using abusive or insulting words toward referee Mark Clattenburg. The incident occurred during halftime of United's 0-0 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

Mourinho will be banned from the touchline for Sunday's game at Swansea.

Separately, Mourinho was handed a 50,000-pound ($61,000) fine for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before United's game at Liverpool on Oct. 17.

The FA said Mourinho's comments constituted "improper conduct" and had "brought the game into disrepute."

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