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Roma coach Jose Mourinho given two-game ban after red card

MILAN (AP) — Roma coach Jose Mourinho (AP; pic below) has been banned for two games as punishment for his outburst during the latest setback when his team drew 2-2 with Verona in the Italian league.

Mourinho, who was red carded, encroached onto the field in Saturday’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 its disciplinary announcement on Tuesday.

The league also fined him EUR20,000.

Eighth-place Roma is winless in its last three league games — all draws, including one against relegation-threatened Genoa.

The ban means Mourinho won’t be on the touchline for Roma’s games at Spezia on Sunday and at home against Atalanta on March 5.

 

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