Jose Mourinho will not face any retrospective action after his sending off against Southampton, according to Sky Sports News. Over the weekend, the Manchester United boss saw red after stepping on the football field for all of a split second.
Thankfully, the self-proclaimed Special One isn’t going to be handed a fine or a touchline ban, meaning he will be available on the sidelines for the Red Devils’ home game against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Personally, I’m still trying to process the fact that he was actually sent off for what he did, but that’s another argument altogether.
At least the FA have used a bit of common sense in regards to this one. Handing him a touchline ban for this would have been absurd, and I’m really not sure how it would have gone down in the footballing world – particularly with what Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte seem to get away with.
Last season, Mourinho was handed two fines for touchline offences – one of which was for kicking a water bottle down the touchline. I just feel that where our manager is concerned, they tend to punish him harder for who he is. This time, it looks as though they’ve seen the light.