UEFA Open Investigations Into Anthony Taylor’s Decisions After Row With Jose Mourinho

UEFA Open Investigations Into Anthony Taylor’s Decisions After Row With Jose Mourinho

Martin Moses
June 5, 2023 at 6:50 AM
  • Anthony Taylor's decisions in the Europa League final will reportedly be reviewed
  • Taylor oversaw a tempestuous final between Sevilla and AS Roma on May 31 in Budapest
  • Jose Mourinho has been charged with using foul language towards the official after the game

UEFA has reportedly opened investigations into the decisions made by referee Anthony Taylor during the Europa League final on May 31.

The clash between Sevilla and AS Roma at the Puskas Arena was marred by contentious decisions before the former won the tie on post-match penalties.

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Anthony Taylor in action during the Europa League final between Sevilla and AS Roma. Photo by Adam Davy.
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AS Roma boss, Jose Mourinho was visibly infuriated during and after the game and made his thoughts clear during the post-match press conference. He was then filmed confronting Taylor in the parking lot as he hurled obscenities towards the English referee.

The Mirror reported that UEFA has charged the Portuguese manager with a raft of charges, including using abusive language. If found guilty, the veteran manager faces a lengthy ban or hefty fines (or both) for his meltdown.

Taylor's decisions in UEL final

Taylor was later accosted at a Budapest airport by Roma fans a day after the final. But as Corriere dello Sport reports, the English official's tribulations might not end there, as the European governing body for football opened an inquiry into his conduct.

Taylor issued 14 yellow cards, and overturned a penalty decision before rejecting one on the other end, among other decisions. The game was constantly punctuated with both sides complaining about the decisions made.

The report further states that UEFA Referees Committee Chairman, Roberto Rosetti was unhappy with the decisions, and Taylor could be barred from officiating games of such magnitude in future.

Champions League referee investigated

Sports Brief also reported that UEFA had begun to investigate referee Szymon Marciniak after he was spotted talking to a far-right politician.

Marciniak, who is due to officiate the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan on June 10, faced being stood down pending the results of the investigation.

The investigation has, however, since been completed, and Marciniak has been cleared to officiate the Champions League blockbuster.

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