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Football: Mourinho, Faria, Ramires charged by FA

Published on Apr 24, 2014 6:18 AM
Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (2nd right) holds back assistant coach Rui Faria (centre) after he was sent off by referee Mike Dean (left) during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on April 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, assistant Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires have been charged over their behaviour during their side's loss to Sunderland last weekend, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

Mourinho mocked match referee Mike Dean after the game, which Sunderland won 2-1 through an 82nd-minute Fabio Borini penalty to condemn the Portuguese to his first ever home league defeat as Chelsea manager.

Faria was sent to the stands for angrily confronting the match officials, while Ramires appeared to strike Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson in an off-the-ball incident during the first half.

"Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in respect of post-match comments he made following the fixture," read a statement on the FA website.

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