Jose Mourinho reportedly accused the referee of "being sent by Juventus" after being sent off in Roma's 2-2 draw with Verona on Saturday.
The Giallorossi were 2-0 down in the first half at the Stadio Olimpico but scored twice in the second half to ensure the spoils were shared.
Mourinho, not for the first time, was furious with the referee's performance and vented while on the touchline.
Jose Mourinho has been sent off for Roma again this season! 🔴— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 19, 2022
He's lost his cool in stoppage time! pic.twitter.com/WAH20txnQd
In the stoppage time, he was sent off by Luca Pairetto.
He looked to have produced a telephone gesture at the official - in reference to the ref's father Pierluigi - who was the Italian vice chairman of UEFA referees committee during the 2006 match fixing scandal that shook Italian football.
According to La Stampa, Mourinho made another reference to the Calciopoli scandal as he accused Pairetto "being sent by Juventus".
Mourinho made a ‘Telephone’ gesture at referee Pairetto,— MourinhoXtra™ (@Mourinho_Xtra) February 19, 2022
Refering to his father, a referee, who was banned as part of Calciopoli (match fixing scandal in 2006)
Jose knows Serie A pic.twitter.com/gwskyDZ4xa
When the referee only signalled 4 minutes of stoppage time during Roma v Verona, Mourinho made the ‘telephone’ gesture and shouted at the referee:— Italian Football News 🇮🇹 (@footitalia1) February 21, 2022
“They sent you on purpose, Juventus sent you.”
[La Stampa] #Roma #Juventus pic.twitter.com/psOYGNNHuU
The Portuguese manager also booted the ball away in frustration and when the red card was shown to him, Mourinho had to be restrained by his goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos as he continued to fume at the referee.
He did make sure to shake the hand of Verona boss Igor Tudor and waved to the Roma fans.
But Mourinho's antics could see the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager hit with a two or three game ban.
Back in Italy for a second managerial stint, Mourinho has been his usual animated self on the touchline.
In the 0-0 draw with Napoli in October, the 59-year-old was given two yellow cards and sent to the stands in the 81st minute.
Jose Mourinho trying to manage his Roma side after being sent off 😅— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 26, 2021
(via josemourinho/IG) pic.twitter.com/0JeHfWbFsi
Mourinho then posted footage on Instagram of his experience watching the remainder of the clash while climbing on a glass panelled railing to shout instructions.
Mourinho captioned the clip: "When you have no ticket and you desperately want to watch a great football game.”
Mourinho's opposite number Luciano Spalletti was also sent off for sarcastically applauding the referee after the final whistle.
Roma are currently in eighth place in Serie A, six points behind fourth-placed Juventus.
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