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Ex referee calls for Jose Mourinho to get ONE-YEAR BAN after calling Anthony Taylor a 'f****** disgrace'

Joe Adams

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Ex referee calls for Jose Mourinho to get ONE-YEAR BAN after calling Anthony Taylor a 'f****** disgrace'

Former Swiss referee Urs Meier has called for Jose Mourinho to be banned from football for a whole year after abusing referee Anthony Taylor in the Europa League final.

Roma were beaten on penalties by Sevilla after a fiery 120 minutes in Budapest last Wednesday.

Referee Anthony Taylor took charge of the contest, handing out eight yellow cards, one of which was shown to Mourinho on the touchline.

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On his way home, Taylor and his family were ambushed by Roma fans at Budapest airport in horrifying footage.

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Mourinho has since been charged by UEFA for his actions and criticised by many throughout the football community.

Meanwhile, Meier, who was forced to retire after receiving death threats for disallowing Sol Campbell's goal for England against Portugal during the Euro 2004 quarter-final, felt the punishment wasn't strong enough.

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"It's just a no-go that he threw the referee at the fans," he said on the Urs Meier podcast.

"He already did that when he was Chelsea coach with Anders Frisk [former Swedish referee who took charge of the Blues' infamous game against Barcelona in 2005], who received death threats and then ended his career as a result.

"You have to take the stage from him and consider whether he can no longer be part of international games for a year."

In addition, the Premier League also condemned the abuse towards Taylor in a statement which read: "We are shocked and appalled by the unacceptable abuse directed at Anthony Taylor and his family as they travelled back from the UEFA Europa League Final.

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"No one should have to suffer the inexcusable behaviour they had to endure yesterday. Anthony is one of our most experienced and accomplished match officials and we fully support him and his family."

But certain Roma supporters have their manager's back, displaying a banner at their final Serie A game against Spezia on Sunday which read: "Taylor f****** shame".

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Europa League, Football

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