By Ayeotan Shola
The Football Association FA has reportedly unearthed more proof of an alleged sexism from Chelsea gaffer, Jose Mourinho towards former team physio, Eva Carneiro
Pressure is currently mounting on Jose Mourinho after more evidence was handed to the Football Association yesterday.
A video footage and a letter was sent to the football authorities indicating that Mourinho specifically targeted Carneiro — who quit the club on Tuesday — in his verbal touchline volley during Chelsea’s match against Swansea last month.
An emailed complaint from a member of the public was already being investigated by the FA, claiming that the Chelsea boss called Carneiro ‘filha da puta’ which means ‘daughter of a whore’ in Portuguese.
He faces a minimum five-match ban and an heavy fine if found guilty.
More evidence was also given to to the FA by Women in Football.
It contains footage of the incident accompanied by a written submission from a Portuguese translator who says that Mourinho singled out Carneiro in his outburst.
Women in Football feel that, even if the FA decide Mourinho did not use sexist language, he is still in breach of rule E3(1) for using indecent language and bringing the game into disrepute.
His treatment of Eva Carniero is also in breach of their managers code of conduct.
Women in Sport also hit out at Carneiro’s treatment, a spokesman saying:
‘The fact that Dr Carneiro feels her position at Chelsea Football Club has become untenable is a blow to progress in increasing the visibility of women working in high profile roles in sport.’
The FA have indicated that they have included Women in Football’s evidence with the previous complaint and will make a decision on whether to charge Mourinho based on all of the information at their disposal.