FA to appeal decision not to charge Mourinho

The comeback win over Newcastle ended a run of four games without a win for Jose Mourinho’s team[/caption]

The Football Association will appeal against a decision not to charge Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for comments he made after a match.

The FA claimed that Mourinho swore in Portuguese to a television camera as he walked off the pitch following a 3-2 win over Newcastle on 6 October. However, United successfully contested the original charge. The FA’s appeal comes after considering the written reasons of the Independent Regulatory Commission inquiry. English football’s governing body had expressed surprise at the decision to clear Mourinho, made by the three-person panel, after they had used a lip reader to support the case that his remarks were offensive. But BBC Sport understands United produced a strong defence in its appeal and felt vindicated by the outcome. A TV camera filmed the Portuguese appearing to say something, and make a gesture with his right hand, as he walked off the pitch following his side’s win over the Magpies. Mourinho is facing a touchline ban if that decision is overturned and he is found guilty of the charge. BBC]]>

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