The Football Association have announced they will appeal after losing a landmark disciplinary case against Jose Mourinho, despite their expert evidence against the Manchester United manager being branded "contradictory" and "lacking context" by an independent regulatory commission.
The FA confirmed they will appeal the ruling in a brief statement: 'Having carefully considered the Written Reasons of the Independent Regulatory Commission relating to the case involving Jose Mourinho, The FA can confirm it is appealing the decision'.
The commission revealed they took into account the scrutiny Mourinho was under at the time with the result against Newcastle coming on the back of four matches without a win and intense speculation in the media the 55-year-old was on the verge of being sacked.
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Mourinho accepted the words ascribed to him by the FA's expert, but said they were an "inwardly-directed expression of relief and happiness", with the manager asking who in fact had been offended by his outburst.
It was also taken into consideration that the game had ended in dramatic fashion with Alexis Sanchez scoring a stoppage-time victor after United had been 2-0 down at half time.
However, after receiving the written reasons from the commission, the FA has now appealed the decision which, if overturned, could see Mourinho handed a touchline ban.
" In reply to the charge, JM served his own expert report from Simao Valente, an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon and an expert in the Portuguese language, including colloquialisms".More news: North Korea diplomatic talks postponed, no reason given
Xavier stated Mourinho used the phrase "vos sois uns filhos da puta" twice, which literally translate as "sons of a w****". He translated these words to mean "Go take it in the a**e, sons of the whore" in the literal sense, and "F*** off you sons of b*****s" or "F*** off you a***holes" as an idiomatic translation.
The panel ruled that Mourinho wasn't in breach of regulations as he "was celebrating victory without aiming the words at anyone in particular" and that "his words were inaudible".
The United boss also claimed the words he used were inaudible and could only be understood by people with lip-reading skills and a deep expertise in Portuguese colloquialisms.
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