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Angry Jose Mourinho appeals FA fine and stadium ban

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will appeal against the Football Association's £50,000 fine and one-match suspended stadium ban, saying: "I have to be honest with myself."

Mourinho was sanctioned for comments made following the October 3 loss to Southampton in which he said referee Robert Madeley was "afraid" to give the Blues a penalty.

The Portuguese confirmed he had received the FA's written reasons and will appeal.

"I have to be honest with myself. It's the most important thing so I have to appeal," said Mourinho, ahead of today's Premier League game against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

"The moment we got the written reasons and I decided to appeal is the moment to stop with my opinions and not to add anything more than I did already.

"I think I was very objective in my sadness facing the situation."

Earlier this week Mourinho addressed the sanction, which was announced by the FA on Wednesday.

"Every word I say is a big risk for me," he said..

"I am happy that I don't have an electronic tag. I think it's not far from (that).

"I also think that £50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace."

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