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Jose Mourinho: Ban Yaya Toure for stamp

BAN CALL: Yaya Toure, left, and Jose Mourinho (PA)

JOSE MOURINHO has spoken out against Manchester City’s Yaya Toure and called for the Football Association to dish out a three-match ban for his apparent stamp on Norwich player Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Never shy to voice his opinion, the Portuguese Chelsea boss said: “If he is not suspended the message is clear - you can do what you want.

“If the FA defends football he has to be suspended.”

He added: "Of course I would be [disappointed if he were not punished].

"But if he is not, it has to be the same for everyone: if the referee doesn't see, a player can do whatever he wants. It doesn't matter about cameras or others seeing. I can do whatever I want."

Mourinho’s call will place pressure on authorities to take retrospective action on the Ivory Coast international after the referee for the 0-0 draw between City and the Canaries failed to spot the incident in which it is claimed Toure intentionally stamped on his opponent.

The FA is set to decide Toure’s fate in the coming days once it receives match official Jon Moss’ report.

The City midfielder could face a minimum ban of three games if judged to have committed violent conduct, which could mean Toure missing two league games and the important FA Cup fifth round tie against Chelsea.

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