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Mourinho handed four-game UEFA ban for Taylor comments

Jose Mourinho has been banned from four UEFA matches for directing abusive language at referee Anthony Taylor at the Europa League final.

The Roma manager and his staff were verbally abusive towards the Premier League official numerous times during their loss to Sevilla in Budapest.

After the game, footage on social media showed Mourinho directing a string of expletives towards the officiating team in the car park, labelling their performance a "disgrace".

Mourinho continued his criticism of the officials in his post-match press conference, saying: "I need to defend my lads, and I must say that we are used to it, but still seeing this kind of refereeing in a European final is really, really hard.

"It was an intense, vibrant game with a referee who seemed Spanish. It was yellow, yellow, yellow all the time."

Taylor and his family were also harassed as they made their way home from the final.

Clips on social media show them being ushered out of a cafe and into a secure area by airport security after supporters hounded the referee following an ill-tempered final on Wednesday evening.

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