Mourinho and Inter given fines
Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan have been fined 25,000 euros each by the Italian Soccer Federation.
By Rob Carragher
Last Updated: 21/03/09 1:27pm
Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan have been fined 25,000 euros each, after the club's Portuguese coach made allegations against match officials and fellow Serie A sides Roma and Juventus.
Mourinho's comments were made in the wake of the 3-3 draw with Roma earlier this month, with the coach claiming that their opponents had manipulated public opinion against the Nerazzurri.
He then went on to claim that second-placed Juventus were benefiting from the decisions of officials - a remark that brought strong protestations from Juve in light of the 2006 match-fixing scandal that saw The Old Lady demoted.
The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) have duly imposed penalties on Inter and Mourinho, while also fining Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi 20,000 euros after he suggested in a post-match interview that Serie A referees were showing bias and that Mario Balotelli had dived for the penalty that brought about Inter's second goal of the game.
Meanwhile, Balotelli himself has had a decision on his alleged gesture to a Roma player deferred by the FIGC, with the federation deciding that it was not in a position to rule on the incident.