Mourinho Insults Referee Anthony Taylor in Parking Lot Drama After Loss to Sevilla, Video

Mourinho Insults Referee Anthony Taylor in Parking Lot Drama After Loss to Sevilla, Video

Martin Moses
June 1, 2023 at 2:20 PM
  • Jose Mourinho reportedly lashed out at Anthony Taylor after losing the Europa League final
  • The Premier League referee was in charge of the showdown at the Puskas Arena on May 31
  • Mourinho lashed out at Taylor and his team after some controversial decisions in the game

Jose Mourinho was spotted hurling obscenities at match referee, Anthony Taylor after watching his AS Roma side lose the Europa League final to Sevilla on May 31.

Mourinho was far from happy with some of the decisions made by the English referee.

The closely-contested affair had to be settled by a penalty shootout after a one-all draw in normal and extra time.

Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Puskas Arena, Europa League final, Sevilla, Anthony Taylor
Jose Mourinho confronts Anthony Taylor during the Europa League final between Sevilla and AS Roma. Photo by Clive Rose.
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Roma missed two spot kicks to hand Sevilla their seventh Europa League crown.

Although this was the first European final of Mourinho's career, the Portuguese manager hastily took his medal and left the pitch afterwards.

A video has now surfaced online of the Special One shouting expletives. Italian Football TV reports that the insults were directed at Taylor and his team.

The incident happened in what appears to be the parking lot, with Mourinho shouting at someone not captured in the video. He interchanges between English and Italian, as reported by Daily Mail.

At one point, Mourinho exclaimed:

"It's a [expletive] disgrace."

Taylor's decisions in UEL final

Premier League referee, Taylor made a couple of controversial decisions during the game.

He first awarded a penalty to Sevilla after Luis Ocampos had been brought down. However, after a VAR review, he rescinded the decision.

Minutes later, Roma thought they deserved a penalty of their own when Ivan Rakitic handled the ball, but Taylor stood his ground and waved the complaints away.

A total of 14 yellow cards were given in the tempered game, with Mourinho criticising the officials in his post-match comments.

"Next year, we won't be playing the Champions League and that's a good thing because we're not made for it. And let's hope that Taylor only officiates games in the Champions League and does the same [expletive] there that he did tonight, and not in the Europa League."

Mourinho throws away silver medal

At the same time, Sports Brief has reported that Mourinho tossed his runners-up medal into the crowd seconds after receiving it on May 31.

It was the first time the Portuguese tactician had lost a European final and as expected, he was visibly unimpressed with how the match went.

Bizarre scenes rocked the medal awarding ceremony as Mourinho broke rank and went for his medal alone, before throwing it into the crowd.

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