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UEFA hit AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho with four-match ban after Europa League final antics

UEFA has handed AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho a four-match ban following his X-rated rant at Europa League final referee Anthony Taylor.

The former Chelsea boss and his staff abused the officials during the ill-tempered game.

The 60-year-old went to the parking lot of the Puskas Arena in Budapest after the match to confront the referee following their loss to Sevilla.

Mourinho called the match official a ‘f***ing disgrace’ for his performance. He did not stop there and heavily criticised Taylor in his post-match press conference.

Taylor dished out a Europa League record 14 yellow cards during the game. But the Giallorossi were angrier at him for refusing them a penalty for a handball by Sevilla’s Fernando in the box.

Roma fans hounded Taylor at Budapest airport as he tried to leave with his family. There were clips of people throwing a bottle and chair towards the group.

UEFA has now hit the Portuguese manager with a four-match suspension. But it is unclear if it is a touchline or stadium ban. 

Their Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body also handed Roma further punishments for their collective antics during and after the game.

These include a €50,000 fine and a ban on the sale of tickets to its away supporters for their next UEFA competition match due to the various acts of disorder.

Roma were hit with numerous other sanctions, although many people will argue the measures do not go far enough given the behaviour of the players, coaching staff and fans.

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