UEFA Imposes Four-Match Ban on AS Roma Manager Jose Mourinho for Misconduct in Europa League Final
AS Roma’s head coach, Jose Mourinho, has been handed a four-match ban by UEFA as a result of his misconduct towards referee Anthony Taylor during the Europa League final.
Mourinho faced charges from UEFA for employing insulting and abusive language towards the English official after Roma’s defeat to Sevilla in the intense final on May 31.
During the match, the 60-year-old Portuguese coach received a booking from referee Anthony Taylor, and ultimately, Roma lost to Sevilla in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. However, it was after the match when Mourinho’s behavior drew attention, as he engaged in a heated confrontation with Taylor in a car park, unleashing a profanity-laden tirade towards the official.
In the aftermath of the final, videos circulated on social media displaying Roma fans harassing English referee Taylor and his family at Budapest Airport.
UEFA’s decision to impose a four-match ban on Mourinho serves as a consequence for his actions during the Europa League final, highlighting the importance of respectful behavior towards match officials.