Jose Mourinho has been handed a four-match ban for his antics after the UEFA Europa League final defeat to Sevilla. The Special One was extremely displeased at Anthony Taylor’s decisions during the game, which involved controversial calls, including a handball appeal that was turned away.
The former Chelsea and Inter tactician failed to keep his cool once the final whistle came calling, as he proceeded to swear at the English referee in the Puskas Arena car park. As relayed by Calciomercato, UEFA set in motion a disciplinary panel against the Roma boss for his behavior and found him guilty of ‘directing abusive language at a match official.’
Breaking: Jose Mourinho has been suspended for four UEFA club competition matches after directing abusive language at a match official in the Europa League final, UEFA announced. pic.twitter.com/8MwYlDeJme
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Mourinho called Taylor a ‘f*cking disgrace’ and swore at him before parting ways, before Roma supporters displayed similar discontent at Budapest Airport the following day. The hate received by Taylor for his officiating was condemned by the Premier League and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).
Mourinho’s ban isn’t the only blow dealt by UEFA, as the Giallorossi have been informed to pay a fine amounting to approximately €100K, for incorrect team behavior, fans lighting fireworks, throwing objects, causing damage and disturbing crowds. This also includes the proceedings for the match against Bayer Leverkusen in the knockout rounds.
Roma will also play one match with the partial closure of 6,000 stands in the Stadio Olimpico, three thousand each in the North Stand and the West Stand.
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