José Mourinho continued with his protest against Lorenzo Pellegrini’s red card on social media: ‘Some guy decided to be the protagonist.’
The Giallorossi returned to winning ways on Thursday, beating Udinese 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.
However, Roma’s party was spoiled by Pellegrini’s red card. The Italian midfielder collected two yellow cards and will, therefore, miss the Rome derby on Sunday.
This season, the 25-year-old has been among Roma’s best performers with six goals and two assists in eight games across all competitions.
Mourinho was visibly frustrated by the referee’s decision and urged the club’s directors to appeal the yellow card.
“I don’t know the legal mechanisms in Italian football, but if we can appeal, then we must try,” he told DAZN after the game.
“I have many doubts that anyone could say that was a deserved second yellow card. If there’s a way of appealing this card, then we must do that and allow him to play on Sunday.”
It seems difficult, if not impossible, to see the club lodge an appeal for a yellow card, let alone win it.
Mourinho continued his protest on social media, where he appeared to aim a dig at referee Antonio Rapuano.
“To play after a defeat is never easy, and to win again is a great feeling, even if some guy decided to be the protagonist,” the Special One wrote on Instagram and it’s not too difficult to guess who he was referring to.