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Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

chelsea home shirt crest1 Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

The FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. Ramires elbowed Seb Larsson of Sunderland. The panel was unanimous that the act was one of violent conduct.

Ramires has until tomorrow at 1pm ET to respond to the charge. It’s likely that he will be suspended for the remainder of Chelsea’s season.

Meanwhile, assistant manager Rui Faria has been charged with two counts of misconduct.

A statement by The FA said, “It is alleged that in the 83rd minute of the fixture, Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Fourth Official. It also alleged that Faria’s behavior following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

“The FA has designated this as a non-standard case due to the aggressive and/or threatening and/or serious nature of the reported behavior.”

Last but not least, Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct after his post-match comments. The FA said that “It is alleged that Mourinho’s comments constitute improper conduct, in that they call into question the integrity of the referee appointed to the above fixture and/or the integrity of Mr Mike Riley, General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, and/or the comments bring the game into disrepute.”

Both Mourinho and Faria have until tomorrow to appeal or respond to the charge.

Mourinho’s post-match comments can be seen in the video below.


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