Roma and Mourinho Boycott Post-Atalanta Conference

Same story all over again! Atalanta held Roma to an evenly-contested 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night as Jose Mourinho picked up another red card. 

According to Alfredo Pedulla, Mourinho, his Roma players, and staff have refused to speak to the press. It’s not the first time the Special One has decided to skip the post-match conference. He has also made a habit of receiving ridiculous red cards. 

Mourinho was sent off during Roma’s 1-0 home victory against Monza in October after making a ‘crying’ gesture toward the opposition’s bench. 

Teun Koopmeiners and Paulo Dybala got on the scoresheet in the first half. However, the second half was an unmitigated disaster, with both sides failing to do anything noteworthy in the front third. 

Roma only managed one shot on target after the break, while Atalanta didn’t have a shot. But Giallorossi’s inability to create chances and break the deadlock threw Mourinho off his game again.

He protested over the referee’s decision not to award a free-kick for Roma in the middle of the park after Isak Hien tackled Romelu Lukaku to the ground. It was a harmless situation, yet Mourinho lost his temper.

The Portuguese manager refused to hide his discontent as he lashed out at the official, resulting in another expulsion for the Special One. Luckily for Roma, his touchline ban won’t apply in the Coppa Italia as they face eternal rivals Lazio in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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