18 Mar 2014

Mourinho attacks referee

6:19 am on 18 March 2014

The Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho says referee Chris Foy should not be allowed to take charge of any more Chelsea matches after he dismissed Willian and Ramires in their 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa.

Foy also sent the Portuguese manager to the stands.

Mourinho, who initially kept his views to himself after the game at Villa Park risks being disciplined by the Football Association for his dismissal and for what he said later.

The two Brazilian players were both sent off in the second half while Mourinho was ordered to the stands after a touchline fracas following Ramires' late red card for his stamp on Karim El Ahmadi.

Mourinho said he had tried but failed to speak to Foy after the match, adding that the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) who allocate referees to matches should carefully consider whether to allow him to officiate future Chelsea games.

Foy has sent off six Chelsea players in eight matches and has now twice sent off two in a match after dismissing Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba against Queens Park Rangers in 2011-12.

That was the infamous game remembered mainly for John Terry's racist insult towards Anton Ferdinand and after that game Foy did not referee another Chelsea match for more than a year.

Mourinho will learn his possible fate after Foy has sent in his report to the FA and could face both a fine and a touchline ban.