Former Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho allowed his temper to get the better of him on Saturday evening as he was sent off in a pre-season friendly.
The Portuguese took his new team AS Roma to Real Betis’ Benito Villamarin on Saturday evening as the Italian giants continued their preparations for the new Serie A season.
However, it did not go the way that either Mourinho or his players would have envisaged with Roma falling to a humbling 5-2 defeat in Spain, with the Italian outfit having three men, as well as Mourinho sent off during the game.
With the game level at 2-2, Alex Moreno nudged the hosts ahead on the 58th minute, tapping in from close range.
However, the Roma players appealed for handball, with midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini receiving a red card for his protestations.
That then led to former Spurs boss Mourinho storming onto the pitch to confront the referee, eventually making the decision to clap sarcastically.
Consequently, Mourinho was sent to the stands, where he remained for the rest of the game.
It appears that his players continued that fiery temper as both Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp were also shown red cards, leaving the Italians with just eight men and without a head coach.
Betis then took full advantage by extending their lead even further through Cristian Tello and Rober.
Mourinho, who had also managed Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League, previously praised himself for his exemplary behaviour on the touchline.
Talking to Sky Sports in December, he said: “I was for many years a good example of bad behaviour on the touchline, and I was always punished for it.
“In this moment, I honestly consider myself – and I believe the referees feel the same – a great example of good behaviour on the touchline, but I see others doing incredible things, some of them going in a direction I would never go, and nothing happens.
“This I can speak about, because I live it. I live day-by-day [on] the touchline.”
Source by Football London