Uefa awaits reports following Jose Mourinho’s rant at referee Anthony Taylor

According to the PA news agency, Uefa are awaiting the referee’s reports before deciding whether to take action against Jose Mourinho over his tirade against referee Anthony Taylor following Roma’s Europa League final defeat.

Roma manager Mourinho slammed Taylor in his post-match press conference following his side’s penalty shootout defeat by Sevilla on Wednesday night in Budapest.

And in video footage that later surfaced on social media, the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager can be seen gesturing at Taylor and the officials in the stadium’s car park, saying “shame”.

Taylor discarded Mourinho during the game which ended 1-1 after extra time before Sevilla secured their seventh Europa League triumph by winning 4-1 on penalties.

In a disappointing final, tempers boiled on and off the pitch. 13 players received yellow cards, seven of them against Roma players, while fourth official Michael Oliver had his hands full maintaining control of both shelters.

The game was riddled with delays, adding 25 minutes of stoppage time to the 120 minutes of play.

Mourinho lost for the first time in his sixth major European final while Sevilla added to their record tally of tournament wins after previous successes in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2020.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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