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FA to appeal charges dropped against Mourinho

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 6, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Maybe Jose Mourinho didn’t dodge another ban and/or fine after all...

News arrived on Wednesday that the English Football Association will appeal the decision from an independent regulatory commission to not charge Mourinho with improper conduct following United’s dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle United last month.

Mourinho was charged after he allegedly swore in Portuguese which was picked up by TV cameras after the game, as he also made a gesture with his pinky finger.

The charge against him from the FA was for his alleged actions being “abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”

Mourinho then asked for an extension in order to respond to the charge, which was granted, and the independent committee then decided he was not guilty, as a linguistic expert was hired to analyze the footage.

However, the FA have now appealed the decision as they believe Mourinho is guilty of improper conduct and there is a 12-page document which includes a response from United, plus comments from the FA as to what they believe Mourinho actually said.

Mourinho argued his comments were similar to “hell yeah” in English and in Portuguese such an expression is used after a dramatic moment. The FA believe the term Mourinho used (“filhos da puta”) is a much more offensive comment than he is stating.

He could face a touchline ban and/or fine, but with the Manchester Derby coming up this weekend he will not miss the monster game against Manchester City (Watch live, 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via

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