“I’m emotional but not a madman” Roma boss Jose Mourinho explains receiving third red card following stern argument with officials vs Cremonese

Roma manager Jose Mourinho has been banned for two games after he had a heated argument with the fourth official following his club’s 2-1 loss to Cremonese yesterday.

He was shown a red card early in the second half and today his ban was extended to one more match. It was the third red card of the season for Mourinho which is more red cards than any player in the league.

Mourinho received his red card when Roma conceded the first goal scored by Frank Tsadjout. It is unclear as to what happened on the pitch side that lead to the suspension.

What did Mourinho say? 

Mourinho talked with Italian media outlet DAZN about the red card, “I’m emotional but not a madman,”

“Something happened which explains my reaction. I have to understand if I can do something from a legal point of view. Piccinini gave me the red card, because, unfortunately, the fourth official doesn’t have the ability to say what he said to me. I want to understand if there is an audio recording of what happened.”

He also subtly hinted his red card could have been intentional from the referee, “I don’t want to go into the fact that Serra is from Turin and that we play Juve on Sunday. For the first time in my career, a fourth official spoke to me that way.”

“At the end of the game I went to talk to them: Piccinini, who was the fourth man in another game in which I was sent off, asked me to apologize to Serra. I told Serra to have the courage to tell what happened, but he has memory issues.”

Cremonese won their first league game this season. They were recently promoted to Serie A last season and are currently in 19th place. Cremonese was joint for the longest streak without a league win in Serie A history with 30 winless games along with Ancona. The win against Roma ended that streak.

After Mourinho’s sending off, Leonardo Spinazzola managed to grab an equalizer before Cremonese striker Daniel Ciofani managed to score the winning penalty at the end of the match.

Roma is now in fifth place, one point behind Lazio in fourth place. Roma will now face Juventus at home without their manager in what is certain to be a crucial match to decide who gets into the top four race.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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