Mourinho handed two-game touchline ban

Was dismissed in the final minutes of Saturday's encounter at the Stadio Olimpico

Mourinho handed two-game touchline ban
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ROME: AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho has been given a two-game touchline ban after being sent off during his team's 2-2 draw with Hellas Verona, according to a Serie A sports judge on Tuesday.

Mourinho was dismissed in the final minutes of Saturday's encounter at the Stadio Olimpico for arguing with referee Luca Pairetto before throwing a ball into the seats.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said Mourinho "made serious allegations" against the referee, and entered the pitch "with a threatening attitude, blatantly disputing the refereeing decision".

Mourinho made a phone call gesture to Pairetto, which Italian media believed was in reference to his father Pierluigi, who was engaged in the 2006 Italian match-fixing affair.

The Portuguese coach was also fined 20,000 Euros ($23,000) for leaving the stadium without waiting for post-match media duties following his team's draw.

After three consecutive draws, Roma is eighth in Serie A. Mourinho will not be in charge of the team's trips to Spezia and home games against Atalanta.

Edited - SportsAction / Inputs - Agency