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AS Roma Fans Refuse To Accept Lorenzo Pellegrini's Shirt At Full-Time After 6-1 Defeat Against Bodo/Glimt

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AS Roma Fans Refuse To Accept Lorenzo Pellegrini's Shirt At Full-Time After 6-1 Defeat Against Bodo/Glimt

A section of AS Roma's travelling support confronted first-team players following their shock 6-1 defeat against Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt - and they straight up refused to accept Lorenzo Pellegrini's apologetic shirt gesture.

It was a night to forget for Jose Mourinho's side in the Europa Conference League.

Despite holding a 100 per cent record in the competition ahead of Thursday night's game, the weakened Italian side struggled from the off. Erik Botheim netted the opener with eight minutes on the clock and Bodo/Glimt soon doubled their lead with this cracking effort.

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Carles Perez responded to make it 2-1 but the home side continued to overwhelm their opponents. The Norwegian outfit, who currently sit top of the Eliteserien, went on to knock another four goals past a poor Roma side as Mourinho suffered one of the heaviest defeats of his career to date.

After the full-time whistle, travelling supporters were understandably frustrated with the result.

In fact, they confronted the likes of Tammy Abraham, who was seen having a heated conversation with one supporter.

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As you can see in the footage above, Lorenzo Pellegrini tried to offer his shirt to the away fans as a way of an apology, but he was snubbed.

Jose Mourinho went on to slam his Roma players by saying that he "expected a better response" from his team.

Mourinho told Sky Sport Italy: "I decided to play with this line-up, so the responsibility is mine.

"I did it with good intentions, to give an opportunity to those who work hard and to rotate the squad on a synthetic pitch in cold weather. I decided to rest many players."

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Mourinho went on to praise opponents Bodo/Glimt, who "showed more quality" than his team.

"We lost against a team that showed more quality on the night. It's that simple," he continued. "If I could always play with the same XI, then I would. It's risky, because we have a huge gap in quality between the two groups of players.

"I knew the limits of this squad, it is not new to me, but I still expected a better response. As I said, it's my choice to play them, so my responsibility.

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"I never disguised the fact we were a squad with real limitations. We have 13 players who represent one team, the others are on a different level.

"At least the positive thing from now on is that nobody will ask me why I always use the same players."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Football, Roma, Europa Conference League

Jack Kenmare
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