Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Jose Mourinho trolls FA in hilarious post-match interview

Jose Mourinho trolls FA in hilarious post-match interview

Mourinho was charged by the FA with using "abusive, insulting or improper" language while he looked into a television camera after the 3-2 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford on October 6.

The FA announced yesterday that it had appealed against the commission's decision.

Both sides will submit their evidence for the new commission to hear, although with the appeal hearing not scheduled until next week, Mourinho will be on the touchline for Sunday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.

Jose Mourinho is still facing a touchline ban - after the FA launched an appeal against his unproven misconduct charge.

After coming back to win 3-2 to a backdrop of intense scrutiny about the Portuguese's Old Trafford future, the 55-year-old manager was filmed in animated mood.

However, last week an independent regulatory commission ruled the charges against the United boss could not be proven.

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To support his argument, Mourinho hired an expert called Simao Valente, who is described as "an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon and an expert in the Portuguese language, including colloquialism". His words were inaudible.

Having studied the clip, Valente said that he believed Mourinho twice said "Vão levar no cu, filhos da puta", which translates literally as "Go take it in the arse, sons of the whore".

Valente then argued that it was important to pay heed to the context within which the phrase was said.

In their ruling, they explained: 'We find that [Mourinho] was celebrating victory without aiming the words at anyone in particular. Thus, the objective person would have had to lip read JM's mouth and interpret Portuguese colloquialisms to accurately decipher the comments.

The 29-year-old has found the net just four times in 27 appearances since joining United and has even been dropped on occasion by Jose Mourinho this season. We do not accept that he shouted the expression.

The FA brought in lip readers and linguistics experts to build a case against Mourinho, who in turn enlisted his own language experts to fight the charge.

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