Mourinho loses 2-game suspension appeal

As Roma Coach, Jose Mourinho, has lost an appeal against a two- match Serie A ban for his reaction to being sent off in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Cremonese in late February, the Italian Sports Court of Appeal ruled on Friday.

Mourinho, who was given his marching orders by referee, Marco Piccinini, at the start of the second half for dissent, was fined €10,000 and was suspended for Roma’s matches against Sassuolo yesterday and Lazio on March 19.

The Portuguese manag­er was allowed to sit at the dugout for Roma’s 1-0 win over Juventus last Sunday, after his ban was temporar­ily suspended following the appeal.

Roma are fourth in the ta­ble with 47 points, one point behind third-placed Lazio. –ESPN

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