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Mourinho escapes punishment over Newcastle comments

October 31, 2018
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has avoided a possible touchline ban after a Football Association charge for using foul language after the comeback win against Newcastle was “found not proven”.

United vigorously contested the 55-year-old’s charge for using abusive, insulting or improper language after the 3-2 win at Old Trafford.

An Independent Regulatory Commission convened on Wednesday and decided Mourinho will avoid any sanction – a move that Press Association Sport understands has surprised the FA’s disciplinary department.

A statement from the FA read: “A charge against Jose Mourinho for allegedly using language which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper has been found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today.

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“It related to an incident at the end of the Manchester United versus Newcastle United game on October 6, 2018.

“Written reasons for the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission will be published in due course. This decision is subject to appeal.”

The full written reasons are likely to be published next week, when the FA’s disciplinary department will consider whether to appeal.

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