Jose Mourinho charged for Europa League final referee abuse
AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho allegedly used foul and abusive language against an official.
UEFA launched disciplinary procedures against AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho on Friday for using derogatory and abusive words towards an official during the Europa League final.
Mourinho, 60, was given a yellow card by English referee Anthony Taylor during Wednesday's tense final in Budapest, which Sevilla won on penalties following a 1-1 deadlock.
He called Taylor a "disgrace" in a profanity-laced diatribe in the stadium car park after criticizing him in his post-match press conference.
Both teams are also facing prosecution for the actions of their fans and players.
They were both accused of hurling items, igniting pyrotechnics, and inappropriate team behavior.
Sevilla is also accused of invasion of the pitch of play, while Roma is charged with acts of destruction and crowd disturbances.
Taylor booked 13 players, seven of them from Roma, and the game was plagued by delays caused by the abnormally high number of fouls.
At Budapest Airport, irate Roma supporters attacked the English referee.
Airport security ultimately took Taylor and his family out of a café and into a safe area. An Italian man was later charged with affray after the scuffle.
PGMOL, the referees' organization, stated, "We are appalled at the unjustified and abhorrent abuse directed at Anthony and his family as he tries to make his way home from refereeing the UEFA Europa League final."
It was Sevilla's eighth Europa League title and Mourinho's first defeat in a European final.