Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been suspended for one match and fined £50,000 after he admitted to breaching Football Association rules, the FA announced Wednesday.
The charges of misconduct stemmed from improper comments Mourinho made to the media following a 3–1 loss to Southampton. Immediately after the game, Mourinho went off on a rant, saying that the referees were afraid to call fouls in his team’s favor and telling Chelsea higher ups that they could fire him, but that he wouldn’t quit.
The suspension is for the comments about the referees, due to the fact that they "alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a math official or match officials and/or brought the game into disrepute."
Mourinho’s one-game stadium ban will begin immediately.
Chelsea currently sits 16th in the Premier league standings with a 2–2–4 record. Mourinho signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea on Aug. 7.