Jose Mourinho's Roma faced a frustrating UEFA Europa League final loss against Sevilla on Wednesday night and the Portuguese manager's perfect European championships finals record has been broken. After losing the match, disappointed and frustrated by the officials, Mourinho gave his silver medal to a young fan in the crowd, the video has gone viral on social media.
The Italian giants led the first half 1-0 as Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a wonderful goal from Gianluca Mancini's pass, however, Sevilla struck past Rui Patricio in the second half through an own goal from Mancini. The 1-1 score at the end of the regulation and extra time forced the game into the penalties and the seven-time champions beat Roma 4-1. With the victory, Sevilla won their seventh Europa League title in 17 years.
The loss was tough to digest for the 60-year-old Portuguese manager, which can be noticed in his post-match antics. While leaving the stadium, Mourinho, who was in his second consecutive European championships final, spotted a young fan in the crowd and tossed his Europa League 2022-23 silver medal toward him before swiftly leaving down the tunnel.
Watch the video here:
Furious Mourinho abuses match-official Anthony Taylor
After throwing his medal toward a fan, Mourinho didn't hold back and slammed the match official Anthony Taylor who allegedly made some errors in the first finals loss of the Portuguese as a manager in European championships. Mourinho waited in the parking area to confront Taylor and on the official's arrival, the Roma boss said, " F***ing disgrace man, it's a f***ing disgrace,' Mourinho continued swearing and switched to Italian and to the official, "F*** off."
Mourinho has a history of rejecting the runners-up medal, one such incident was recorded during the Portuguese's stint with Chelsea. Following the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal in 2015, the 'Special One' gave away the medal. Maybe that was Mourinho's way of showing his anger with the official Anthony Taylor, who gave away 14 yellow cards in the game and some controversial game decisions.