Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has seen his appeal against a suspended one-game stadium ban and a £50,000 fine dismissed by the Football Association. Mourinho made the comments in the wake of his side's 3-1 defeat to Southampton on 3 October, suggesting match officials were afraid to award his side penalties after seeing Radamel Falcao's appeal in the match ignored by referee Robert Madley.
An FA statement read: "An Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal from Chelsea manager José Mourinho in relation to a decision made by an Independent Regulatory Commission."
Mourinho plead guilty to the charge of misconduct following his comments but appealed against the severity of the punishment. His stadium ban will come into effect if and when he is handed another misconduct charge in relation comments made to the media.
The Chelsea manager has already admitted to another misconduct charge that is being treated as a separate case after speaking to referee Jon Moss at half time in his side's 2-1 defeat to West Ham United on 24 October. The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss was also given a stadium ban after his behaviour at Upton Park, which will come into effect for Saturday's trip to Stoke City.