Jose Mourinho shown a red card in preseason friendly
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Jose Mourinho shown a red card in preseason friendly

Jose Mourinho was shown a red card during AS Roma’s heated pre-season friendly against Real Betis on Saturday night.

Mourinho who took over Roma in the summer entered the pitch at the Estadio Benito Villamarin after Alex Moreno appeared to score with his hand to put Betis 3-2 up. The Portuguese was furious that the referee had allowed the goal to stand and stormed onto the pitch demanding answers.

The game had no VAR in use and hence the goal was allowed by the referee much to the amazement of Mourinho.

The heated exchange saw midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini sent off for Roma for his protestations after he sarcastically shook the ref’s hand before walking off the pitch.

The referee then saw Mourinho coming towards him and flashed the red card in the Roma boss’s face before he even had a chance to speak.

Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp were also sent off later in the second half as Roma were reduced to eight men with 10 minutes remaining with one of Mourinho’s assistants also received his marching orders.