José Mourinho found himself receiving a red card during an electrifying 1-0 Serie A triumph for Roma against Monza. The Roma manager was caught making a ‘crying’ gesture directed at the opposing team’s bench.
Nonetheless, following the match, Mourinho expressed his perplexity at the ejection, stating, “I didn’t know why” he was shown the red card. He clarified that he had merely gestured toward the bench without uttering a single word, as reported by Reuters.
Mourinho, a seasoned head coach renowned for his dramatic touchlines antics, once again provided a spectacle on Sunday. As the game seemed destined for a goalless draw, Roma’s forward, Stephan El Shaarawy, dramatically netted the late winner against a 10-man Monza at the Stadio Olimpico.
In the dying moments of the match, Mourinho was captured mimicking a crying gesture aimed in the direction of the Monza bench. Consequently, he will be absent from the sidelines for Roma’s forthcoming game against his former club, Inter Milan. The 60-year-old had previously helmed Inter Milan from 2008 to 2010, securing two league titles and a prestigious Champions League trophy during his tenure.
It’s worth noting that Mourinho was sent off three times in Serie A during the previous season.