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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho charged for incredible referee rant

Jose Mourinho is in trouble again.

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Chelsea’s manager has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association after his comments following Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

Mourinho, 52, was incensed by referee Bobby Madley denying Radamel Falcao what he thought was a clear penalty kick in the second half with the game tied at 1-1. Instead Madley booked Falcao for diving and Saints went on to win the game.

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The video above shows Mourinho’s rant in full, as he went on a seven-minute long tirade following the loss.

On Monday Chelsea released a statement giving their backing to Mourinho, as the Portuguese boss has now overseen five defeats in the opening 11 games of the season in all competitions. “The Special One” lead the Blues to their first Premier League in five years last season, but things are unraveling fast this season as several key players continue to under-perform -- despite captain John Terry saying they believe he is the right man to get them out of this situation -- and Chelsea sit in 16th spot with eight points from their opening eight games.

The FA released the following statement via their website, as Mourinho has until Thursday to either accept or appeal the charge in his latest run-in with the governing body.

Jose Mourinho has been charged for misconduct in relation to media comments he made following Chelsea’s game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.

It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or bring the game into disrepute.

He has until 6pm on Thursday 8 October 2015 to respond to the charge.
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