Jose Mourinho fumes at referee Anthony Taylor, calls him ‘disgrace’ in car park rant after Roma’s Europa League final defeat
Jose Mourinho, the manager of Roma, was spotted arguing with referee Anthony Taylor in the parking lot following his team’s defeat in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
After a 1-1 draw in normal time, Sevilla beat the Italian team on penalties to hand Mourinho his first defeat in seven European finals.
But both teams were frustrated and Taylor issued a record-breaking 14 yellow cards during the Europa League game. In the parking lot after the game, Mourinho is seen on camera screaming and calling the Premier League referee a “f–king disgrace.”
In his postmatch conference, the Portuguese coach criticised Taylor for not giving Roma a penalty kick for what he believed to have been a handball in the second half, as well as for several other decisions he believed the referee made incorrectly.
Mourinho also handed a young fan in the front row his runners-up medal after receiving it on the pitch, adding later, “I only keep the gold ones.”
In the last round of Serie A on Sunday, Roma, who are now in 6h position and are 1 point ahead of Juventus, will take on relegation-threatened Spezia. 6th place earns a position in the Conference League, while 5th place earns a spot in the Europa League.