(Milan) The Italian Football Association announced, on Wednesday, in a press statement, that Jose Mourinho, coach of the Roma club, was deprived of a seat on the bench during the first two days of the Italian championship next season, due to insulting a referee.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has granted Portugal a ten-day suspension from the start of the 2023/24 season. Serie A resumes on the weekend of August 19 and 20.
Jose Mourinho is being punished for saying about referee Daniele Chevy, who officiated during Roma’s trip to Monza on May 3 in the league, that he was “the worst referee he’s ever met in his career.”
He said of him: “He is terrible, makes no human contact and feels no sympathy.” Both men were chatting during and after the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both the coach and his club will have to pay a fine of 50,000 euros ($72,000).
Jose Mourinho will also miss Roma’s first four matches in the European League next season under a penalty decided by the European Football Association for insulting another referee, the Englishman Anthony Taylor, who whistled during the European League final, which was lost on May 31 by Seville. (1-1 ab, 4-1 pens).