According to La Stampa newspaper, José Mourinho could get a two or three-match ban after telling referee Luca Pairetto: ‘Juventus sent you.’
The Portuguese coach was sent off in the second half of Roma‘s 2-2 draw against Hellas Verona on Saturday. The Giallorossi recovered from two goals down, but Mourinho lost patience in the stoppages making a ‘telephone’ gesture with his hand (watch the video here).
La Stampa newspaper adds another detail that could cost Mourinho a lengthy ban.
The Turin-based paper reports Mourinho shouted to Pairetto: ‘They sent you here on purpose, Juventus sent you.’ The Bianconeri are direct Roma contenders for a top-four finish and are six points above the Giallorossi in the Serie A table.
Pairetto’s brother Alberto has been working for Juventus over the last eight years, first as Head of Events and then as Head of Stadium Revenue. Their father Pierluigi was a former Serie A referee and designator convicted after the Calciopoli scandal.
Pairetto, 37, is one of the most experienced Serie A officials. He has overseen 92 games in Italy’s top-flight and was promoted to international referee this past September.
Al momento dell'espulsione #Mourinho ha urlato verso #Pairetto: "Ti hanno mandato apposta… ti ha mandato la #Juve". Tutto sotto gli occhi degli ispettori federali che hanno trascritto a referto. Il portoghese verso una squalifica di 2 o 3 giornate (#LaStampa) pic.twitter.com/YVw7SNN7l5
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) February 21, 2022