Jose Mourinho could be facing yet another Serie A punishment after the Portuguese tactician took a public swipe at the apparent refereeing inconsistencies which have gone against his side Roma in Serie A.
The 58-year-old former Inter Milan manager sent out an inflammatory Instagram post on Wednesday which suggested Roma were treated unfairly in comparison to their rivals Juventus.
It has emerged that Juventus’ Paulo Dybala was allowed to re-take his penalty – which he had initially put wide – due to encroachment from Zenit St Petersburg players in the Champions League on Tuesday, Mourinho brought up a contradictory incident during his side’s recent clash with the Bianconeri.
AS Roma’s midfielder Jordan Veretout saw Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny save his spot-kick in their Serie A match with Juventus’ skipper Giorgio Chiellini encroaching into the box but was not allowed to re-take the spot kick despite the encroachment.
Mourinho used two images to convey his disapproval at the officiating in the different competitions, captioning the post which has almost received half-a-million likes: “One had to be retaken, one hadn’t… Guess which.”
Sadly for Mourinho, Roma eventually lost the game against Juventus 1-0 even more painful as their penalty came in more controversial circumstances.
Giallorossi’s Tammy Abraham had already put the ball in the back of the net as referee Daniele Orsato blew his whistle for a foul on team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan a split-second earlier.
The former Manchester United manager could be facing his second touchline ban of the season as he has already been sent off in his team’s 2-2 draw with Napoli.
Roma’s boss social media swipe comes three days after he claimed that he would get into trouble if he aired his thoughts on decisions made during Roma’s 2-1 defeat to AC Milan on Sunday, ending his 43-game record of not losing at home in Italy.
“I want to be on the bench on Sunday and I don’t want a disciplinary action against me. That’s why I don’t want to talk,” the 58-year-old stated following the latest defeat.
“I congratulate Milan, who won. Seeing that there is no respect for the Roma players is hard, respect that we have is the respect that everyone should have but it is not like that.
“In a game where we did not play well in the first half and against a good team, there was no respect for the Roma fans.”