Jose Mourinho was seen launching a foul verbal assault on referee Anthony Taylor in the car park after Roma’s Europa League final loss. The video soon spread on social media, drawing widespread consideration and criticism. During the match, Mourinho voiced his dismay with several decisions by Taylor, ensuing in a yellow card.
Jose Mourinho threw the runners-up medal into the crowd after Europa League final. After the final, feelings escalated. In a post-match interview, Mourinho criticised the Premier League referee. “The fact is that we’re all very unhappy, with or without crying” he mentioned.
The referee was unfair to Roma during the match and this affected us throughout the final. The Europa League Final was intense, gritty, and vibrant, however, the referee appeared to be in favour of the Spanish side. Too many yellow playing cards for us then he doesn’t give Lamela his second yellow permitting him to take a penalty in the tip.” He then proceeded to unleash a barrage of specific language at Taylor in the car park.
Sevilla won the final 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, with the Spanish team winning their seventh European title while handing Mourinho his first defeat in a European Cup final in Budapest.