UEFA Issues a Statement Regarding Jose Mourinho's Altercation with Anthony Taylor
UEFA have released a statement following the incident that occurred between Jose Mourinho and Anthony Taylor during and after the game between Sevilla and AS Roma.
Jose confronted Taylor in the car park after his side lost the match on penalties in Budapest, he also took a jab at the official in his post-match press conference. UEFA frowned at both Sevilla and Roma players because of their behavior during the game surrounding the referee whenever they felt that a decision did not go their way.
Disciplinary proceedings have been instigated in accordance with Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) following the UEFA Europa League final match between Sevilla FC and AS Roma (1-1) played on 31 May 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. Charges against Sevilla FC: Invasion of the field of play, Art. 16(2)(a) DR; Throwing of objects, Art. 16(2)(b) DR; Lighting of fireworks, Art. 16(2)(c) DR; Improper conduct of team, Art: 15(4) DR. Charges against AS Roma: Throwing of objects, Art. 16(2)(b) DR; Lighting of fireworks, Art. 16(2)(c) DR; Acts of damage, Art. 16(2)(f) DR; Crowd disturbances, Art. 16(2)(h) DR; Improper conduct of team, Art: 15(4) DR; Insulting / abusive language against a match official (Mr. José Mourinho), Article 15(1)(b) DR. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) will decide on the matter in due course.
Mourinho has received a lot of sticks from most football fans and football analysts around the world because of the incident. This is not the first time Mourinho has waited in the car park to vent his frustrations after a game. He waited at the Camp Nou car park to confront the referee following Real Madrid's Spanish Cup defeat to Barcelona in 2012.