Mourinho visits Juventus for first time since provoking fans

by | Oct 16, 2021 12:25

Roma coach Jose Mourinho returns to the Allianz Stadium for the first time since the controversial gesture after the 2-1 win over Juventus with Manchester United.

The Special One provoked the Juventus fans and players after his United bounced back to beat the Bianconeri in the Champions League group stage.

Mourinho, who won the Treble during his time with Inter, had already traded gestures and chants with the crowd at Old Trafford, and decided to spark controversy when holding his hand to his ear and winking at the Juve fans after the 2-1 win in the return leg.

“I was insulted for 90 minutes, I came here to do my job, nothing more,” Mourinho told Sky Sport Italia after the match.

But his gesture provoked Leonardo Bonucci and his teammates, as the Italy international confronted Mourinho on the pitch.

“I didn’t offend anyone in the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder,” Mourinho said. “I probably shouldn’t have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn’t have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this.”

On Sunday, the Giallorossi coach returns to the Allianz Stadium and is probably not expecting a warm welcome.

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