London — The English Football Association has fined Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 25 000 pounds ($38 000) for claiming referees are influenced by a "campaign" against the club.
Mourinho made the comments after a 1-1 draw at Southampton last month when Cesc Fabregas was booked for simulation rather than being awarded a penalty.
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An FA commission says Mourinho's comments were "improper and brought the game into disrepute" but did not imply biased refereeing.
Mourinho was also warned about his future conduct.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.