Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Mourinho Issued four-match Ban for Insulting Referee

UEFA announced that Roma Manager, Jose Mourinho has been suspended for four European matches for insulting referee Anthony Taylor after Roma’s Europa league final defeat by Sevilla.

The Portuguese confronted Taylor in a car park following Roma’s penalty shoot-out loss after a 1-1 draw in Budapest.

Mourinho has been banned from “the next four UEFA club competition matches in whom he would otherwise participate, for directing abusive language at a match official”, European football’s governing body said.

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His team will play in the Europa league group stage next season.

Roma have also been fined 50,000 Euros ($54,744) and banned from taking away fans to their next European match “for the lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances”.

The Italian club were also fined 5,000 Euros over the “improper conduct of their team” and ordered to “contact the Hungarian football federation within 30 days” to agree a settlement regarding damages caused by their supporters in the stadium.

Taylor was harassed by Roma fans at Budapest airport with his family the day after the controversial final.

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