The Federal Court of Appeal has decided to suspend the two-party sanction of José Mourinho after being penalized for the red card and for the argument with fourth official Marco Serra during the match against Cremonese. Thus, the Portuguese will be ahead of Juventus.
The appeal presented by Roma is being studied and, therefore, the sanction will not yet be enforced. According to the ‘Gazzetta’, the punishment could finally remain in one game.
He sports judge found that Mourinho “responded vehemently and with a provocative attitude to a referee’s decision”, after a collision with the fourth official at the start of the second half. And for this he was sanctioned with a two-match ban and a fine of 10,000 euros.
“I need to know if there are any audio recordings of what you said. I don’t want to go into the merits that he is from Turin and that today we are playing against ‘Juve’ and he wants me off the bench,” he told DAZN after the defeat against Cremonese (2-1).
“I need to know if there’s anything I can do legally because the referee sends me off because the fourth official told him to. Unfortunately the fourth didn’t have the honesty to tell his teammate what he said to me, the way he said it to me and the way he treated me, which obviously generated my reaction.”
“People who have known me for many years know that I’m emotional, but I’m not crazy. And to have had a reaction like I had is because something happened“, explained the Setubalense, sent off in the 47th minute. “Maybe it’s the first time in my career that a fourth man speaks to me in an unjustifiable way,” he said.