The Football Association is investigating a complaint that Jose Mourinho used abusive, sexist language to Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro.
The odds are not coming to an end for Mourinho. Mourinho who had its worst season start of all times has got a little relief after his team defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 in their Champions League opener. It was just then, that he was caught in an investigation from Football association. It was suspected that he used abusive, sexist language towards former team doctor Eva Carneiro during Chelsea’s Premier League game against Swansea City.
The incident happened on August 8 when Dr Eva Carneiro and the head physiotherapist Jon Fearn ran on to the pitch to treat Belgian attacker Eden Hazard in the final minutes of 2-2 draw with Swansea. Footage showed that the referee twice turned to the bench after Hazard went down following a challenge and signaled for medical attention before the Chelsea medical team ran on to the pitch.
Mourinho was visibly annoyed at his medical staff for entering the pitch to treat Hazard in the third minute of stoppage time during the first match of the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge. After few days of the incident Eva told reporters that she would no longer be Chelsea’s on-field doctor on match days for going against Mourinho’s wishes.
The doctor’s statement was in reference of the grudge that Mourinho has shown in the post match interview. Mourinho said, “I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive. Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.”
The case has taken a new turn after the governing body’s compliance department are studying video evidence that Mourinho abused Carneiro either from the touchline or as she came back down to the bench at Stamford Bridge during the game against Swansea on 8 August.
And under the FA rule E3, players and coaches can be penalised for using “offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures”. With an aggravated breach, in this case potentially with reference to gender, a five-match ban is the minimum punishment.
The Chelsea manager could face a five-match touchline ban if found guilty of improper conduct.