Jose Mourinho ‘sparks controversy at Roma’s U14 derby against Lazio after BOOING an opposition youngster as he stepped up to take a penalty and telling his academy stars to feign injury’… just two days before his latest sending off at Cremonese
- Mourinho is said to have left Lazio academy coaches seething during the game
- He allegedly jeered an U14 player and urged Roma youngsters to waste time
- It came two days before the Portuguese saw red in Roma’s defeat at Cremonese
Jose Mourinho is at the centre of controversy once again amid accusations that he booed one of Lazio’s Under-14 players as he stepped up to take a penalty against Roma.
Mourinho, who has spent the last two years in charge of Roma’s first team, was sent off for the third time this season as his side fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Cremonese on Tuesday night.
Yet two days before his latest red card, Rome newspaper Il Messaggero, via Corriere della Serra, allege that the Portuguese boss had already landed himself in hot water after jeering a Lazio academy star and telling Roma’s youngsters to throw themselves to the ground and feign injury.
Their report claims that Mourinho first left Lazio’s youth coaches seething when he booed U14 player Alexandru Milou from behind the Roma bench as he took a penalty in Sunday’s match.
Then, with his team leading 2-1, he is accused of urging Roma players to waste time by falling to the ground and feigning cramps.
Jose Mourinho has been accused of booing an U14 Lazio player during a match against Roma
The alleged incident came two days before he saw red for a third time this year at Cremonese
Mourinho celebrates with Roma’s U14 stars after their derby victory over Lazio last Sunday
It is believed Lazio coach Tobia Assumma confronted Mourinho over his antics in the youth derby and told him: ‘No mister, this is not done.’
Lazio are understood to be unhappy with the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager’s behaviour on the day, which came 48 hours before he was sent off at Cremonese.
Mourinho was shown his marching orders for dissent by referee Marco Piccinini after clashing with the fourth official early in the second half, with the Roma boss continuing to point at the latter in protest.
His team were already 1-0 down when he saw red, after Frank Tsadjout had opened the scoring for relegation-threatened Cremonese.
Leonardo Spinazzola levelled the game for Roma with just under twenty minutes to go, before a Daniel Ciofani penalty saw the home side take all three points – and record their first Serie A win for 27 years.
Mourinho had to watch the second half from the stands, where he joined assistant Salvatore Foti, who himself was serving a touchline ban for using insults when the two sides met in the Coppa Italia.
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