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Football: Mourinho to contest FA misconduct charge

Published on Mar 21, 2014 9:48 PM
 
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday, March 21, 2014, that he will contest the charge of improper conduct levelled by the Football Association following his side's defeat at Aston Villa last weekend. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday that he will contest the charge of improper conduct levelled by the Football Association following his side's defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.

The Portuguese was charged after entering the field of play during added time of a contentious game that ended with his side reduced to nine men following the dismissals of Willian and Ramires.

Mourinho, who was fiercely critical of the performance of referee Chris Foy after the game, revealed that he will dispute the charge when he formally responds to the FA on Monday.

Speaking at his media briefing ahead of Chelsea's meeting with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, he said: "I don't accept the charges. I have to wait until Monday and work out what I will do.

 
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