Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho can finally heave a sigh of relief, after the Champions League defeat at Estadio do Dragao in the hands of his former club Porto, Mourinho received a moment of relief as the FA decided not take any no action on the Portuguese born coach, the Football Association after investigation cleared him of making discriminatory comments towards then club doctor Eva Carneiro.
The pair had a fiery confrontation on the touchline towards the end of the Blues’ opening game of the season against Swansea, with Mourinho afterwards criticising Carneiro for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard. Carneiro has since parted company with the club.
There had been suggestions Mourinho had used abusive language towards Carneiro but the FA, after analysing audio footage of the incident, announced it “is satisfied that the words used do not constitute discriminatory language under FA Rules”.
A full statement read: “Following information brought to the attention of the FA regarding Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and alleged discriminatory comments made in the Premier League fixture between Swansea and Chelsea on 8 August, The FA has now concluded an investigation into the matter.
“The matter was brought to the attention of the FA on 8 September and led to the appointment of an independent academic expert in Portuguese linguistics to analyse the footage of the incident which included the audio recording.
“After receiving the report from the expert, the FA is satisfied that the words used do not constitute discriminatory language under FA Rules. Furthermore, both the words used, as translated and analysed by the independent expert, and the video evidence, do not support the conclusion that the words were directed at any person in particular. Consequently, on the evidence available to it, the FA will take no further action in relation to this matter.”
The club and coach are yet to make any comment on the recent development, definitely, they are more concerned about obtaining the vital three points against Southampton when both sides meet over the weekend.