The FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio) have now opened legal proceedings into the incident involving Jose Mourinho and referee Marco Serra during Roma’s Serie A defeat to Cremonese yesterday.
Mourinho was sent off from the Roma bench for saying something that the officials didn’t like, but the Giallossi boss revealed in the post-game press conference that he was never told why he was sent off. He also accused Serra of showing a pro-Juventus bias because he is from Turin. Mourinho also stated that even in the referee’s dressing room, he was not given information about his sending off.
ANSA now claim that FIGC have opened an investigation into the situation following Mourinho’s words yesterday and this has been revealed by sources from the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The statement read: “Following Josè Mourinho’s statements to the media, the federal prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the episode that led to the expulsion of the Roma coach during yesterday’s match with Cremonese.”
Cremonese’s triumph was their first of the season and it was their first Serie A win in 26 years. Roma, as a result, failed to establish themselves in the top four and fell to fifth in the league. As of now, Mourinho will not be on the bench for the game against Juventus.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN