AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is set to be investigated for his involvement in a dressing room bust-up with Lazio President Claudio Lotito. The incident took place after a heated Rome Derby at the Olimpico which also saw a late red card.
Roma lost the Derby della Capitale 1-0 on Sunday (March 19) but the tempers flared as Adam Marusic was sent off. When the teams were exiting the dressing room and heading for their respective team buses, Alessio Romagnoli and Gianluca Mancini got into a verbal spat. Reportedly, Mancini called Romagnoli a 'piece of s***', leading to confrontation.
Here, Claudio Lotito tried to break up the fight before Mourinho, who is currently serving a two-game ban, entered the scene. The Portuguese manager allegedly said to the Lazio President, "What the f*** are you looking at?". Reacting to this, Lotito replied, “I am the Lazio President. Who are you? This is my home and you shouldn’t even be here.”
Later reports also add that Roma coach Salvatore Foti and Lazio midfielder Danilo Cataldi were seen trying to stop the incident from escalating. Addressing the incident, Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto told how the fight carried from the field into the dressing rooms.
He said, "they went off the field and continued what they did in the match. Now, I only think about dinner with my family and a glass of wine. When you talk before a game, you should keep quiet afterwards. They talked too much, as they always do."
As mentioned earlier, Mourinho is currently on a two-game ban and was fined 10,000 Euros for an altercation with the referee. The former Chelsea manager claimed the fourth official instructed referee Marco Piccinini to show a red card without an explanation on the touchline.
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