Jose Mourinho given two-match ban after ‘offensive’ red card reaction

Jose Mourinho has been banned for 2 matches and fined €10,000 (£8,869) following his reaction to being despatched off in Roma’s 2-1 Serie A defeat to Cremonese.

Following a problem on defender Marash Kumbulla at the beginning of the second-half, Mourinho appeared livid at fourth official Marco Serra after referee Marco Piccinini didn’t give his facet a free-kick.

Mourinho was then given his marching orders by Piccinini after brandishing a red card – the third time he has acquired one this season. 

The 60-year-old stated after the match that he can be in search of authorized recommendation in opposition to Serra, however an Italian sports activities decide dominated afterward Wednesday that he must serve a suspension. 


A Serie An announcement stated Mourinho’s punishment was “for having contested a refereeing choice in a forceful and provocative method within the second minute of the second half and repeating this behaviour on the time of the sending-off.”

It stated the sanction was “moreover, for coming into the referees’ dressing room and addressing the fourth official with offensive expressions and inferences on the finish of the match.”

The punishment means Mourinho will now miss Roma’s residence matches in opposition to Juventus this Sunday, and Sassoulo on March 12. 

Roma are fifth within the desk with 44 factors, one level behind rivals Lazio, who’re fourth.


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