Mourinho set to escape ban despite being sent off
EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 25/09/2017
Jose Mourinho will know his fate today but is set to escape a ban after being sent off in the 1-0 defeat of Southampton.Jose Mourinho will find out today if he will be sanctioned by the FA but is unlikely to face any disciplinary action despite being sent off during Manchester United’s 1-0 victory at Southampton.Deep into injury-time, referee Craig Pawson dismissed Mourinho after the United boss stepped onto the pitch and also appeared to accidentally collide with fourth official Mike Jones.It is, however, understood that Mourinho was not abusive to the officials and did not confront them after the game. Referee Pawson had no choice, however, but to send off Mourinho once he was alerted to the encroachment by his fourth official Jones.The FA will await Pawson’s report before proceeding with any action. The FA are not duty bound to follow up a dismissal with a charge and if Pawson is not critical of Mourinho’s conduct, the Portuguese can expect to escape charges.