(Reuters) - The English Football Association said on Wednesday that it would appeal the decision to clear Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho of using abusive language after his team's Premier League victory over Newcastle United last month. An independent regulatory commission cleared Mourinho of the charge on Oct. 31 and published the written reasons for the decision on Wednesday. "Having carefully considered the written reasons of the Independent Regulatory Commission relating to the case involving Jose Mourinho, the FA can confirm it is appealing the decision," the FA said in a statement. Mourinho was charged with being in breach of FA rule E3(1), which prohibits "violent conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour." "We find that (Mourinho) was celebrating victory without aiming the words at anyone in particular," the commission added.
Source: The Star November 07, 2018 14:48 UTC