Italian official Marco Senna has been sacked ahead of the 2023/24 campaign after clashing with Jose Mourinho earlier last season, report Sky Italia. Roma’s 2-1 defeat to Cremonese on matchday 24 was the subject of great controversy, as Jose Mourinho lashed out at Serra for his snobby remarks wherein, he was heard saying to the coach: “Everyone’s taking the piss out of you, go home.”
Serra has been dismissed following “justified technical reasons”, with the altercation with the Special One perhaps the leading reason why the drastic step has been taken.
Marco Serra 'is SACKED as a Serie A referee ahead of 2023-24 season' due to 'justified technical reasons' https://t.co/R2hZG7Yjqd
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Shortly after half-time during the clash at Stadio Giovanni Zini, the Portuguese manager, angered by a foul on Marash Kumbulla by Frank Tsadjout, complained to Serra, who was the sideline official. Disinterested in Mourinho’s protest, Serra fired back, warning the tactician to sit down and mind his own business.
Mourinho, who was sent off after the touchline altercation, then hit out at the official for behaving in a ‘dishonest and unjustifiable’ manner during the clash. The Giallorossi manager didn’t just succumb to defeat at the hands of a team that was yet to taste league victory in 2022/23. The Special One was later been suspended for two matches for his antics by the sports judge.
L’arbitro Marco #Serra dismesso dall’AIA per motivate ragioni tecniche. Era stato protagonista di alcuni abbagli in Milan-Spezia del 2022 e quest’anno della lite con Mourinho in Cremonese-Roma
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 1, 2023
The Italian Association of Referees, the AIA, led by Gianluca Rocchi, has fired Serra for his attitude and behavior in Cremona during that fateful evening. Serra was also the concern of a glaring blunder that penalized Milan against Spezia – an encounter that the Aquilotti won against the Rossoneri with a late goal in 2021/22.
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