Spanish federation bans Mourinho for 2 matches
The Spanish football federation banned Real Madrid coach Jose
Mourinho for two matches Friday for using inappropriate language to
address a referee during a match.
Mourinho was ejected during Madrid’s 5-1 win over Murcia on
Wednesday in the Copa del Rey after telling referee Jose Luis
Paradas Romero to ”go to hell.”
The federation said it sanctioned Mourinho ”for making
observations to the referee” and handed down the two-match ban
”for addressing a referee in disrespectful terms.” The federation
can ban a coach for up to a month for infringing regulations.
Mourinho will miss Sunday’s match against Sporting Gijon at the
El Molinon Stadium and the following match against Athletic Bilbao
at the Santiago Bernabeu on Nov. 20.
Unless Madrid successfully appeals the decision, the Portuguese
coach will return to the bench for the match against Barcelona at
the Camp Nou on Nov. 29.