The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has initiated an investigation into the behavior of AS Roma coach José Mourinho during the Europa League final.
- UEFA starts investigation on Jose Mourinho
- AS Roma coach misbehaved after the game
- Sevilla won Europa League on penalties
What’s the news?
UEFA has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into Mourinho’s (mis)conduct during and after the Europa League final. The Portuguese coach clashed with match officials multiple times and showed his worst side by verbally abusing the referee after he refused to award a penalty to Roma. UEFA is now conducting an inquiry that also includes the behavior of AS Roma fans, who were reported to have thrown objects.
Roma lost the Europa League final to Sevilla on Wednesday night after a penalty shootout. Mourinho struggled to accept the defeat and was furious with the refereeing decisions. During the match, the Portuguese coach frequently confronted the referee, and afterwards, he sought out English referee Anthony Taylor in the parking garage to berate him.
A day after the final, Taylor was attacked at Budapest airport. The Englishman was in Hungary with his family and was verbally abused while making his way to the gate, with cups and bottles thrown at him. The referee himself has not yet responded to the incident.
UEFA is expected to conclude the investigation into Mourinho next week, and then the AS Roma coach will learn whether he will face any disciplinary action. It is possible that the Portuguese coach, who has been previously punished for his behavior, may receive a fine or suspension.