Jose Mourinho Throws Away His Losers Medal After Losing Europa League to Sevilla

Jose Mourinho Throws Away His Losers Medal After Losing Europa League to Sevilla

Martin Moses
June 1, 2023 at 6:06 AM
  • Jose Mourinho 'gifted' a lucky fan his silver medal after losing the Europa League final to Sevilla
  • He picked up his medal and quickly gave it away after losing his first European final as manager
  • The AS Roma tactician did not wait for his players and went ahead to pick his medal on his own

Jose Mourinho threw his runners-up medal into the crowd seconds after receiving it on May 31.

Mourinho was on the losing end of affairs after his AS Roma side lost the Europa League final to Sevilla at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.

A Gianluca Mancini own-goal cancelled out Paulo Dybala's strike in the first half, with the two teams requiring a penalty shootout to separate them.

Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Puskas Arena, Europa League final, Sevilla, Anthony Taylor
Jose Mourinho throws away his runners-up medal to a fan after losing the Europa League final to Sevilla on May 31. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop.
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Morocco goalkeeper, Yassine Bounou saved Mancini's spot kick while Roger Ibanez hit the bar to ensure that Sevilla maintained their perfect record in the Europa League final.

It was the first time Mourinho had lost a European final and the Portuguese manager was, as expected, not impressed about it.

Bizarre scenes rocked the medal awarding ceremony when the Special One broke ranks with his team and went for his medal alone.

The 60-year-old left his team behind and rushed to the podium to pick his silver medal even before the match officials could be feted.

As soon as the medal was hung around his neck, Mourinho removed it and made a beeline for the tunnel.

He was then spotted throwing his medal away, with the silverware caught by an appreciative young fan in the stands.

UEFA officials, led by President Aleksander Čeferin, then gave the medals to match officials before the rest of the AS Roma squad followed.

Mourinho lashes out at referee

Sports Brief also reported that Mourinho reportedly hurled obscenities at referee, Anthony Taylor over some of the decisions made by the English referee.

A video has now surfaced online of the Portuguese manager shouting insults at someone in the parking lot after AS Roma lost on penalties to Sevilla.

Taylor made a couple of controversial decisions during the game including penalising Mourinho's team after Luis Ocampos had been brought down.

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