Mourinho faces a heavy penalty

According to the newspaper La Stampa, José Mourinho can be punished with two or three matches after he said to the referee Luca Pairetto: ‘Juventus sent you’.

The Portuguese coach was sent off in the second half of Roma’s 2-2 draw against Hellas Verona on Saturday. Giallorossi melted the lead of two goals, but Mourinho lost patience in extra time.

La Stampa adds another detail that could cost Mourinho a long suspension.

The Turin-based newspaper reports that Mourinho shouted at Pairetto: “They sent you here on purpose, Juventus sent you.”

The Bianconeri are Roma’s direct contenders for a top-four finish and are six points ahead of Giallorossi in the Serie A standings.

Pairetto’s brother Alberto has worked for Juventus for the past eight years, first as Head of Events and then as Head of Revenue at the Stadium. Their father Pierluigi was a former Serie A referee, convicted following the Calciopoli scandal.

Pairetto is one of the most experienced Serie A officials. He has overseen 92 matches in Italy’s top league and was promoted to international referee last September.

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