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UEFA charges Mourinho for abusive language

Jose Mourinho after receiving his medal after his side lost to Sevilla in Budapest. Photo: expressuk

UEFA has charged Roma coach, Jose Mourinho for using abusive language against an official at Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Roma lost to Sevilla at in the Hungarian capital in a thrilling encounter which saw the two teams going through intense 120 minutes of football.

Sevilla eventually claimed their 7th European title after beating the Italian side 4-1 on penalties.

Mourinho was booked by English referee, Anthony Tailor for descent as well as 13 players from the two teams, a record in an European league game.

The Portuguese-born tactician, who had never lost a cup final in his coaching career, had criticised Taylor in his news conference, after which he was captured in the car park under the stadium ranting and making pointed comments as the Englishman and other officials were boarding a minibus.

Roma and Sevilla have also been charged as there supporters were seen throwing objects, lighting fireworks and demonstrating other improper behaviour. The two teams were equally charged with improper conduct.

PGMOL, the Referees’ body, described Mourinho’s conduct as “unjustified”.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tony Okerafor