Mourinho charges at fourth official in first game back for Roma after red card

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Jose Mourinho exploded on the touchline again following his recent red card as AS Roma slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to AC Milan.

Mourinho made headlines earlier this month when he was dismissed against Napoli for his touchline antics.

And he was back at it again on Sunday night after goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie inflicted Mourinho's first Serie A home defeat in 43 games – a run stretching back to his spell at Inter Milan back in 2009.

The ex-Chelsea boss was disgusted with a number of decisions and let the officials know about it.

Mourinho made a near-perfect start to his second spell in Italy, but things have got tougher in recent weeks.

And the controversial boss is now starting to come under some pressure following Roma's drop in form.

Sunday's defeat leaves already leaves Mourinho's side a whopping 12 points behind joint-leaders Napoli and Milan.

It's already beginning to look impossible for Mourinho to clinch another Scudetto this season following his previous success at Inter.

Roma's 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League is still fresh in the memory for fans ahead of their second clash this week.

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And with Mourinho's recent behaviour off the pitch, there are already similarities appearing between Mourinho at Rome and his behaviour towards the end of his time at both Manchester United and Tottenham.

He did attempt to keep his cool after the game at least, recognising that he could ill-afford another touchline ban.

But he stubbornly refused to take questions after the match, claiming that he'd be banned again if he commented on the officials – although he still found the time to take a subtle swipe at them for their poor performance before storming off.

"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," Mourinho stated.

"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."

  • Jose Mourinho
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Serie A
  • AS Roma FC

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