Football: Mourinho fined $20,000 after referee row at Sunderland game
Published on May 9, 2014 2:48 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was fined £10,000 (S$21,108) on Thursday after his sarcastic comments about the match officials following a shock defeat against Sunderland.
Mourinho made a series of pointed remarks about referee Mike Dean and his assistants after Chelsea suffered a 2-1 loss to struggling Sunderland in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on April 19.
The defeat marked the end of Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten run in league matches at the Bridge and dealt a major blow to Chelsea's hopes of winning the Premier League.
Mourinho was enraged that Chelsea had conceded a penalty for Cesar Azpilicueta's challenge on Jozy Altidore even though there appeared to be minimal contact with the Sunderland striker.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here