Mourinho avoids punishment over charge of bad language

              Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts, next to Everton manager Marco Silva, right, during the last minutes of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not face any disciplinary action after a charge of using bad language into a TV camera was found not proven.

The English Football Association says Mourinho was cleared following a hearing by the Independent Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.

The FA had issued the charge against Mourinho, saying his language after United’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Oct. 6 “was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”

United was trailing Newcastle 2-0 before scoring three goals from the 70th minute for a win that eased mounting pressure on Mourinho.

The FA said the decision is subject to appeal.