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Jose Mourinho has been accused of being Jose Mourinho after reports emerged that he booed a youngster during an Under-14s match between Roma and Lazio.
The Special One, who received his third red card of the season during his side's 2-1 Serie A defeat to previously winless Cremonese on Tuesday, attended the youth match over the weekend, but rather than quietly blending into the background and observing from afar, Mourinho chose violence … metaphorically speaking.
According to Italian outlet Il Messaggero, he booed loudly as a Lazio youngster stepped up to take penalty before encouraging several Roma players to dive, fake injuries and waste time when the went ahead in the match.
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His antics are understood to have left members of Lazio's coaching staff fuming, with youth manager Tobia Assumma telling the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss after the game: "No mister, this is not done."
Mourinho, typically, has found staying out of headlines hard since his return to Italy in 2021.
Just two months into his first season at Roma he was fined £8,870 (€10,000) for "ironic and disrespectful" conduct towards a referee, and a few weeks later he encouraged one of his players, Nicolo Zaniolo, to quit Serie A, hinting that officials were treating the Italian unfairly.
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He also received a two-match touchline ban after accusing another referee of being "sent by Juventus" during a draw against Hellas Verona in February last year.
His latest red card, picked up against Cremonese for 'provoked by the fourth official in a disrespectful manner', means he'll miss his side's crunch clash against Juventus on Sunday, as well as their tie with Sassuolo the following week.
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