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Roma set to appeal Jose Mourinho’s two-match ban

Roma set to appeal Jose Mourinho’s two-match ban

AS Roma will appeal Jose Mourinho’s two-match ban for his reaction to being sent off in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Cremonese, according to Il Messaggero.

The incident occurred after Roma were denied a foul which sparked a heated confrontation between Mourinho and the fourth official.

Mourinho was then handed his marching orders by referee Marco Piccinini before an Italian Sports judge fined the Portuguese tactician €10,000 in addition to the ban.

The Italian football federation have opened an investigation into the incident that led to Mourinho’s sending off on Tuesday. However, the Giallorossi are ready to appeal their manager’s ban.

Speaking on the incident after the game, Mourinho claimed the official spoke to him in a disrespectful manner which sparked his furious reaction.

Mourinho was reportedly shaken by the fourth official’s comments and asked that the authorities look into the audio recording of their conversation.

“If I had that reaction, it is because something happened,” Mourinho said. “We need to understand if I can do something from a legal point of view because Piccinini gave me the red card after the fourth official told him to. 

“He doesn’t have the honesty to say what he told me, the way he treated me, and what generated my reaction. I would like to know if there is audio. For the first time in my career, they spoke to me in an unjustifiable way.”

It is understood that the audio recordings of the heated conversation between Mourinho and the fourth official do not exist because the referee did not record it.

Roma have reportedly contacted their lawyers as they look to provide the former Tottenham Hotspur manager with the necessary support he needs.

If the club fails in their appeal, Mourinho will sit out his side’s games against Juventus and Sassuolo. 

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