Roma won Serie A football match against Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico Stadium on Thursday night. The only goal was scored by Tammy Abraham but Roma’s party was ruined as Lorenzo Pellegrini received a red card in the 89th minute. Roma coach Jose Mourinho took over social media to protest against Lorenzo Pellegrini’s red card, stating ‘Some guy decided to be the hero.’
The Giallorossi won again on Thursday, defeating Udinese 1-0 but they are now without midfielder Pellegrini, who received two yellow cards and will thus miss Sunday’s Rome derby. Holding six goals and two assists in eight games across all competitions the 25-year-old Italian has been one of Roma’s standout performers this season
Mourinho was visibly irritated by the referee’s decision and urged the club’s board of directors to file an appeal. “I don’t know the legal mechanisms in Italian football, but if we can appeal, then we must try,” he told DAZN after the game.
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“I have many doubts that anyone could say that was a deserved second yellow card. If there’s a way of appealing this card, then we must do that and allow him to play on Sunday. It appears difficult, if not impossible, to see the club file, let alone win, an appeal for a yellow card.”
Mourinho continued his protest on social media for Pellegrini’s red card, appearing to poke fun at referee Antonio Rapuano. “To play after a defeat is never easy, and to win again is a great feeling, even if some guy decided to be the protagonist,” the Special One wrote on Instagram and it’s not too difficult to guess who he was referring to.