5 Feb 2010

Inter coach fined for insulting journalist

12:37 pm on 5 February 2010

Inter Milan football coach Jose Mourinho has been fined almost $26,000 for insulting an Italian journalist after a Serie A match against Atalanta in December.

Mourinho allegedly told journalist Andrea Ramazzotti to get lost after finding the reporter in a restricted area reserved for his players at the conclusion of the games.

The Football Federation's disciplinary commission said the fine was also for having grabbed Ramazzotti by the arm.

Inter were themselves fined almost $40,000 for having failed to control their coach.