The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has banned Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for two matches for using inappropriate language to address a referee during a match.
Mourinho was sent off during Madrid’s 5-1 win over Murcia on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey after telling referee Jose Luis Paradas Romero to “go to hell.”
The RFEF has responded by banning him for two matches, meaning he will be absent from the dugout for this Sunday’s Primera Division trip to Sporting Gijon and the following Saturday’s clash with Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.
A statement on Madrid’s official website read: “The Competition Committee of the RFEF has handed a two-match suspension to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for his dismissal in the second leg of the Copa del Rey match against Real Murcia.
“This body has banned him for the clashes against Sporting and Athletic ‘for addressing the referee with contempt – Article 117’.”