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Jose Mourinho to escape FA charge for comments made following Tottenham's loss to Southampton

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Image: Jose Mourinho was booked after a confrontation with the Southampton coaching staff

Jose Mourinho will not be charged by the FA for his comments following Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat by Southampton, Sky Sports News understands.

Mourinho was booked during the 1-0 defeat for a confrontation with Southampton goalkeeping coach Andrew Sparks shortly after Spurs striker Harry Kane had a goal disallowed for offside in the second half.

The Tottenham manager said in a post-match television interview: "I was rude. But I was rude with an idiot. I clearly deserved the yellow card. I had bad words with the guy."

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Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho admits he deserved his yellow card for his confrontation with Southampton goalkeeping coach at St Mary's

Mourinho also hit out at VAR following the game after a number of decisions were reviewed, including a potential penalty as Dele Alli clashed with Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and Kane's goal ruled out for offside, in an incident where the striker injured his hamstring.

Image: Tottenham striker Harry Kane limped off during the defeat to Southampton

"For me the referees are not the referees," he said. "I think the VAR should change their name because Video Assistant Referee is not true.

"It should be VR - Video Referee - because they are the referees. It is strange. You see the refs on the pitch and they are not the refs, they are the assistants."

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Mourinho could be without Kane for several weeks after the striker pulled up clutching his left hamstring after seeing his 73rd-minute strike ruled out for offside.

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