Jose Mourinho refused to answer questions from the media or mention the refereeing after Roma’s defeat to Milan, as otherwise ‘I won’t be on the touchline next week’ due to a ban.
This was the first ever Serie A home defeat in Mourinho’s career after 43 games unbeaten, but also the Giallorossi’s first in the league since March 2021.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired the victory for the Rossoneri, scoring a goal with a free kick that pierced the wall and earning a penalty converted by Franck Kessie.
Stephan El Shaarawy pulled one back in stoppages after Theo Hernandez saw red, but it was not enough to turn it around.
Mourinho refused to answer questions from the studio, because he assumed any response would trigger a ban.
“Compliments to Milan,” he told DAZN. “I don’t want to say anything else, because otherwise I won’t be on the touchline next week.
“I am angry at the lack of respect shown to the Roma fans. We did not play well, but we left everything on the pitch. We have that respect, others do not, and that angers me.
“That is all.”
He then stormed off.
Mourinho also blew through his press conference with similar speed, adding only one other sentence.
“I made an effort and did not wait for the referee.”
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 31, 2021
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Jose Mourinho suffers a first-ever home defeat in Serie A…
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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 31, 2021