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UEFA initiates disciplinary proceedings against Jose Mourinho for his Europa League final conduct

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho for his derogatory remarks directed at referee Anthony Taylor after the Europa League final against Sevilla.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the European football governing body has formally initiated the process against the Portuguese coach. He is at risk of a severe suspension.

Mourinho’s transgressions extended beyond verbal abuse, as he confronted the Manchester-born referee in the tunnel garage immediately after the game. 

Witnesses claim that Mourinho directed a string of expletives at Taylor due to his refusal to award Roma a penalty for a handball incident. 

The 60-year-old also complained about the number of yellow cards Roma received compared to Sevilla.

UEFA has deemed Mourinho’s behaviour a breach of Article 15 of its disciplinary regulation, warranting a thorough investigation.

The governing body has also launched separate proceedings against Sevilla under Article 55 of the disciplinary regulation.

The Spanish club faces allegations of a pitch invasion, lighting pyrotechnics, throwing objects and team misconduct. 

UEFA charged Roma with offences such as throwing random materials, lighting pyrotechnics, acts of vandalism, disturbance and unregulated behaviour by their players.

The forthcoming ethical and disciplinary control body responsible for addressing such cases will determine the appropriate sanctions. 

The charges underscore UEFA’s commitment to upholding fair play and maintaining the integrity of European football competitions.

The outcome of the disciplinary proceedings will undoubtedly have significant consequences for Mourinho and the clubs involved. 

Sevilla and Roma could face severe penalties that may impact their future participation in European competitions.

Controversies blighted Taylor’s refereeing of the Europa League final. Apart from the handball incident, there was a foul in the build-up to Paulo Dybala’s opener.

However, his mistakes did not warrant the barrage of insults he and his family faced from Roma fans on their way to board their flight back home.

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