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Jose Mourinho sees referee's red card, immediately scarpers in hilarious moment

Jose Mourinho sees referee's red card, immediately scarpers in hilarious moment

Jose Mourinho did not fancy getting another red card after Roma's defeat to Napoli.

Jose Mourinho has had fans in stitches after being filmed scarpering when he saw the referee with his red card out on Sunday night.

Roma lost 1-0 at home to Napoli, with Victor Osimhen bagging an 80th minute winner for the Serie A leaders.

It was a frustrating evening for Roma, who did not muster a single shot on target in the entire 90 minutes. At the end of the game at the Stadio Olimpico, scuffles broke out between both sets of players and coaches.

Roma's fitness coach was extremely animated and footage showed him confronting referee Massimiliano Irrati.

Defender Rick Karsdorp also got in the face of the official and put his hands on him - appearing to accuse him of standing on his foot.

The ref had the red card in his hand but behind his back as Mourinho approached. But as soon as he clocked the card, Mourinho stopped himself in his tracks and swiftly headed into the opposite direction.

The well-travelled Portuguese manager has been in that situation so many times in his successful career but managed to keep his cool on this occasion.

Still, his antics had plenty of fans on social media in stitches - with one clip accruing 2.3 million views.

One fan joked: "Mourinho thought…wife wants to go Abu Dhabi next year..I can’t afford another fine…I’m out."

Another commented: "Has there been a funnier manager in the history of the game?"

A third wrote: "Special One knows his battles."

A fourth weighed in: "No one will ever be as funny as Jose."

After the game, Mourinho said he believed the red card was brandished to a member of his staff, while also calling Hirving Lozano a diver and accusing him of attacking one of his players.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

“I think it was my fitness coach who was sent off, but Irrati got it wrong because Lozano attacked one of my men," he said in his press conference as per Football Italia."

Mourinho has had a managerial stint packed with incidents and so felt best to avoid any controversy on this occasion.

Only in September he was sent off for running onto the pitch against Atalanta.

That led to a touchline ban, which resulted in Mourinho watching his side's 2-1 win over Inter Milan from the team bus.

He was sent off in the fixture against Napoli last season and posted incredible footage of him coaching the side from the stands in the 0-0 draw.

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