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Mourinho punished with touchline ban and fine

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18:29 2 Nov 2016

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's been handed a one-match touchline ban by the Football Association and also been fined £58,000.

Some of that relates to comments made about referee Anthony Taylor, before last month's clash with Liverpool.

Mourinho said it would be "difficult" for the Manchester-based referee during the game against their Merseyside rivals.

The Portuguese manager will watch Sunday's Premier League trip to Swansea from the stands.

That is after he admitted using "abusive and/or insulting words" towards an official in the weekend draw with Burnley.

Mourinho was incensed when United were denied a penalty for a Jon Flanagan challenge on Matteo Darmian during the goalless draw and was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg following his colourful reaction.

The FA confirmed the punishments on their website: "An Independent Regulatory Commission heard that Mourinho accepted the comments he made on 14 October 2016 constituted improper conduct but denied they brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of Rule E3(1).

"The Commission found the disrepute element of the charge proven and as well as being fined, Mourinho was warned as to his future conduct.

"Separate to this, Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty.

"The incident happened in or around the tunnel area during half-time of United's game against Burnley on 30 October 2016.

"As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine."

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