Mourinho believes his side should have been awarded at least one penalty and was also furious with Atkinson when Nemanja Matic was sent off for reacting to a potentially disastrous lunging tackle by Ashley Barnes in the second half.
Mourinho said of Atkinson: "This gentleman is one of the top referees in this country, he's one of the top referees in European football.
"He can make mistakes. He made four important mistakes (on Saturday). You want consistency but consistency in the right way."
The Football Association may respond to Mourinho's comments negatively by issuing him another warning but former Cardiff City and QPR striker Bothroyd, currently with Japanese club Jubilo Iwata, took to Twitter to defend the Portuguese tactician.
I hope Mourinho doesn't get punished for his comments especially when they are 100% correct.... — Jay bothroyd (@jaybothroyd) February 22, 2015
Tbh I don't understand why you can't have your opinion as a player or a manager ??? These fine you get for that are just a joke !!! — Jay bothroyd (@jaybothroyd) February 22, 2015
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