UEFA have now opened a disciplinary proceeding against Roma manager Jose Mourinho for having insulted referee Anthony Taylor after the Europa League final against Sevilla.
UEFA (via La Gazzetta dello Sport) have now officially opened disciplinary proceeding against the Portuguese, who is at risk of a heavy suspension. Mourinho had also insulted the Manchester-born referee in the tunnel garage after the game, having called him a ‘f*****g disgrace’ as he had refused to give Roma a penalty for a handball shout.
UEFA have decided to open a disciplinary measure against the manager based on article 15 of its disciplinary regulation. At the same time, on the basis of article 55 of the same regulation, another proceeding has been initiated which sees Sevilla accused of pitch invasion, lighting pyrotechnics, throwing objects and team misconduct.
For Roma, however, the charges are of throwing objects, lighting pyrotechnics, acts of vandalism and disturbance and unregulated behavior by the players. As reported by UEFA, the ethical and disciplinary control body will decide on the sanctions at the appropriate time. There will probably be a meeting next week.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN