Mourinho was not impressed by Pairetto’s refereeing. The 37-year-old booked Tammy Abraham and Rick Karsdorp, meaning they will miss Saturday’s Serie A clash against Inter.
Nicolò Zaniolo was also shown a yellow card for diving, prompting Mourinho to suggest the Italian starlet leave Serie A, where he is not protected enough by referees.
According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho confronted the referee in the tunnel of the Stadio Dall’Ara, asking for an explanation for his decisions.
Mourinho was visibly frustrated during his post-match interview with DAZN where he claimed he had to replace Gianluca Mancini to avoid another yellow card which would lead to a suspension for the next match.
He left the interview after saying Zaniolo should consider leaving Serie A and while the journalist was about to ask another question.
— Corriere dello Sport (@CorSport) December 2, 2021