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Mourinho got sent off after he pointed to fourth official Marco Serra’s affiliation with Turin

Jose Mourinho was sent off in Roma’s 2-1 loss against Cremonese on Tuesday. He is now threatening legal action against fourth official Marco Serra.

Roma missed the chance to go second in Serie A after losing to Cremonese 2-1. Mourinho was sent off at half time for the second time this season by referee Marco Piccinini. Mourinho’s sending-off was due to his row with fourth official Serra.

Mourinho felt Roma was unlucky

“I am emotional, but not crazy,” Mourinho told DAZN. “In order to react the way I did, something had to happen first. I need to understand if I can take any legal action.

“Piccinini gave me a red card because unfortunately, the fourth official does not have the capacity to understand what he said to me.

“I want to find out if there is an audio recording. I don’t want to get into the fact that Serra is from Turin and on Sunday we are playing against Juventus.

“For the first time in my career, a fourth official spoke to me in the most incredible way. It was unjustifiable.

“I told Serra he should have the courage to explain what happened, but he had memory problems”

“At the end of the game, I went to speak to them. Piccinini, who was the fourth official in the last game when I was sent off, told me to apologize to Serra.

“I told Serra he should have the courage to explain what happened, but he had memory problems.”

Mourinho felt that Roma were unlucky to concede such a late goal and miss out on the second spot. His team will be facing Juventus on Sunday.

“We were a little unlucky, conceding two goals on their one and a half chances,” he said. “The responsibility is ours. We lacked intensity, should’ve killed off the game straight away.

“I am taking it one game at a time. I cannot leave this game behind now, I cannot even think about Sunday. There is frustration, which obliges me to analyze. It is a pity this thing happened with Serra: I respect someone as much as they respect me.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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