This disciplinary action was taken as a result of Mourinho referring to a referee as “the worst” he had ever seen.
By Mary Olotu:
Jose Mourinho has been handed a 10-day ban by Italy’s football federation, causing him to miss the first two matches of the upcoming Serie A season. This disciplinary action was taken as a result of Mourinho referring to a referee as “the worst” he had ever seen.
The FIGC’s disciplinary tribunal released a statement stating that Mourinho’s ban would be enforced “at the beginning of the next league season,” which is scheduled to commence on the weekend of August 19-20.
Additionally, both Mourinho and Roma have been fined 50,000 euros ($54,000) for his remarks directed at referee Daniele Chiffi. These comments were made following Roma’s 1-1 draw in the Italian league against Monza in the early part of the previous month.
The 60-year-old clashed with Chiffi during the match and afterwards said he was “the worst referee I have encountered in my entire career”.
“He is awful, he doesn’t make any human connection and he has no empathy,” he added.
It is worth noting that Roma concluded last season in sixth place in Serie A and reached the final of the Europa League, though they were the runners-up.