Uefa has launched a fresh attack on Jose Mourinho after he criticised linesman Roman Slysko following Chelsea’s Champions League defeat by Liverpool.
Slysko allowed Luis Garcia’s disputed winner and Mourinho said afterwards that “the linesman scored”.
Earlier this season the Chelsea manager got a two-match Uefa touchline ban for criticising referee Anders Frisk.
Uefa referees’ committee vice-chairman Lars-Ake Bjorck, said: “It’s unbelievable he hasn’t got the brain to learn from his mistake last time.”
Television replays of Garcia’s goal proved inconclusive.
Mourinho said: “Liverpool scored, if you can say that they scored, because maybe you should say the linesman scored.”
Bjorck added: “It’s incredible, especially when you put in mind he recently was punished hard with both suspension and payment charges.
“If Uefa gets a report we will treat it rapidly. This kind of statement damages football and everything around football.”
Swedish head of referees Bo Karlsson hopes Slysko does not suffer a similar fate as Frisk, who retired after receiving death threats from Chelsea fans.
“I hope with all my heart this linesman will not get the same terrible threats Anders got,” said Karlsson.
“We can only hope Mourinho’s words will not bring the same, bad, sad consequences as last time.”