Mark Lee Armstrong Smith
Mourinho let off by FA after Foy criticism
Created on 23 Mar., 2014 2:09 PM GMT
Jose Mourinho will not face any action from the FA following the comments he made regarding the performance of referee Chris Foy after the Premier League defeat to Aston Villa.
Mourinho was highly critical of Foy's performance on Saturday after the referee decided to send of Chelseaplayers Willian and Ramires and ordered Mourinho to go to the stands just before full time.
The Chelsea boss suggested that Foy should not take charge of any of Chelsea's games for the remainder of the season due to his performance.
It is understood, according to the FA, that Mourinho's full time comments did not cross the line - he was careful not to question the integrity of Foy after the match.
He may still face punishment as the FA rule that managers should not leave the confines of their technical area.
But Mourinho argues that Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was on the pitch during the confrontations after Ramires' tackle just before the final whistle.
When questioned about the tackle on Wednesday, Mourinho replied: "Don't you have other things to ask about the game more important that that tackle?".