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Mourinho to appeal FA fine

CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho will appeal against a heavy fine imposed on him by the English Football Association for criticizing referees, he said yesterday.

Mourinho was fined 50,000 pounds (US$77,425) and threatened with a future stadium ban on Wednesday for saying referees were afraid to award penalties to the Premier League champion after Chelsea’s 1-3 home defeat by Southampton on October 3.

“I have to be honest with myself so I have to appeal,” he told a news conference yesterday, a day after calling the punishment “an absolute disgrace.” He was backed up by West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis, who told reporters earlier that the fine was “an extraordinary amount of money.”

“Where does it all go?” Pulis asked. “Does it go to charity? I’ve been fined a few times by the FA and when I asked, I didn’t get an answer.”

Pulis wants the League Managers Association and the Premier League to call a meeting of all managers to discuss similar cases that have occurred this season.

“We have to have a meeting to find out what’s going on,” he told reporters yesterday.

The FA later told Reuters that money from fines “is all put back into football, including the grass roots of the game.”

Mourinho will be hoping to avoid any further controversy today in what Chelsea would normally expect to be a straightforward home game against Aston Villa, which has a poor record at Stamford Bridge.

But the champion itself is on a bad run and in the bottom six of the Premier League, after only one win in its last five league games and one in four at home.


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