Mourinho faces Old Trafford touchline ban for his ref rage after Inter's draw with United

25 February 2009 12:31
Jose Mourinho is facing a touchline ban for Inter Milan's crunch trip to Manchester United

after his outrage at the referee last night.

The Portuguese boss questioned the honesty and integrity of Luis Medina Cantalejo following the goalless Champions League at the San Siro.

Mourinho accused the Spaniard of bias and UEFA take a hard line when the impartiality of a referee is doubted.

'We are looking into Mr Mourinho's after-match statements,' said a UEFA spokesman today.

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Mourinho said: "Maybe in the second game we will have a referee who is on our side.

'If we go to Old Trafford and we don't have the same referee - but we have one who will give the away team so much protection - then my team will get to the quarter-final. 'I don't want to go into details of things like how we didn't have a penalty. Everything was against us, every little detail. You watch how many free-kicks they had and we had.

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'The way we got yellow cards and they did not. I think the tendency was clear."

If charged and found guilty, Mourinho would not be allowed to play any part in the decisive second-leg tie on March 11.

UEFA disciplinary regulations demand that a suspended coach cannot visit the dressing-room area upon arriving at the stadium until the game is over.

It would be a signiricant blow for Inter, especially if the tie goes to a penalty shootout as Mourinho would have no input in procedings on the pitch.

Four years ago UEFA branded Mourinho, then Chelsea manager 'an enemy of football' after he falsely accused Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard of visiting the dressing room of referee Anders Frisk at half-time during a Champions League tie at the Nou Camp.

Mourinho was handed a two-game touchline ban but in the wake of his comments Frisk retired from refereeing after receiving death threats.

However, it was alleged that to get round the touchline ban during a tie against Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho communicated with his coaching staff via and earpiece and was smuggled in and out of the dressing-room at half-time in a laundry skip. Jose ref rage: He's moaning as United vow to kill off Inter next time

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Source: Daily_Mail