Roma coach Jose Mourinho has been banned for two games as punishment for his outburst in the latest setback when his side drew 2-2 with Verona in the Italian league.
Mourinho, who received a red card, stepped onto the pitch in Sunday’s game to argue with the referee and then kicked the ball into the crowd.
The Portuguese coach acted in a “threatening” manner, Serie A said in their disciplinary announcement on Wednesday. The league also fined him 20,000 euros (31,348 AUD).
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Eighth-placed Roma are winless in their last three league games – all draws, including one against relegation-threatened Genoa.
The ban means Mourinho will not be on the sidelines for Roma’s games at Spezia on Monday and at home to Atalanta on March 6.
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