Mourinho avoids punishment over charge of bad language

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 01, 2018 07:39 AM
Mourinho avoids punishment over charge of bad language
FILE - Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho walks from the pitch after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not face any disciplinary action after a charge of using bad language into a TV camera was found not proven.

The English Football Association says Mourinho was cleared following a hearing by the Independent Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.

The FA had issued the charge against Mourinho, saying his language after United's 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Oct. 6 "was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper."

United was trailing Newcastle 2-0 before scoring three goals from the 70th minute for a win that eased mounting pressure on Mourinho.

The FA said the decision is subject to appeal.

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