Jose Mourinho storms onto the pitch during ill-tempered clash with AC Milan to RESTRAIN Tammy Abraham and prevent the already-booked striker from being sent off – before Roma finish feisty clash with NINE men
- Jose Mourinho ran onto the pitch to stop Tammy Abraham from being sent off
- The Roma boss stormed onto the field during his side’s clash with AC Milan
- During a first-half scuffle, Mourinho was forced to restrain his own player
- The feisty Serie A clash saw two of Mourinho’s men sent off later on in the game
- REPORT: The Rossoneri win ill-tempered clash against Roma at the San Siro
Jose Mourinho sensationally ran onto the pitch during Roma’s game with AC Milan to stop Tammy Abraham from getting himself sent off during the ill-tempered clash.
Minutes after Abraham scored and halved Roma’s deficit to make it 2-1 before the break, the former Chelsea striker and his team-mates got themselves into a heated argument with the AC Milan players.
With Abraham already on a booking and the arguments getting heated, Mourinho took matters into his own hands by sprinting onto the pitch to pull his striker away from the incident to save him from getting a second yellow.
Jose Mourinho (left) ran onto the pitch to stop Tammy Abraham (No 9) from being sent off
The Roma boss stormed onto the field during Roma’s clash with AC Milan on Thursday
Mourinho can then be seen telling the Englishman to keep his cool before pushing him away from the group.
While the Special One was on hand to prevent Abraham from getting a red card, he wasn’t so lucky with two of his other players.
Rick Karsdorp and Gianluca Mancini both received their marching orders in the final 16 minutes while Rafael Leao added to Olivier Giroud and Junior Messias’ strikes to see the game finish 3-1 to Milan and Roma down to nine men.
Mourinho ran onto the field to pull Abraham away from an argument during the first half
The Portuguese boss grabs Abraham by the arm and pulls him away from the incident
Abraham, who was already on a yellow card, run the risk of being sent off before the break
It was an action-packed 90 minutes for Mourinho, who also reportedly had to intervene to stop racist chants from Roma fans allegedly calling Zlatan Ibrahimovic a ‘gypsy’.
According to broadcaster DAZN via SempreMilan, the incident occurred just as the 40-year-old was coming off the bench, and just a few minutes before he would set up Leao for Milan’s decisive third goal of the night.
The report states that Roma boss Mourinho – who managed Ibrahimovic at Inter Milan between 2008 and 2009 – heard the racist remarks coming from away fans.
The former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss is then consequently said to have called the travelling fans to stop the abuse, which they reportedly immediately did.
Mourinho reportedly had to intervene to stop racist chants from Roma fans calling Zlatan Ibrahimovic a ‘gypsy’
Ibrahimovic came on in the 77th minute and set up Rafael Leao’s third goal for the hosts
However, MilanNews via SempreMilan report the racist songs and insults were restarted and continued even when Ibrahimovic – who does not have Romani origins – and his team-mates were going through their warm down.
It is not the first time Roma’s supporters have hurled abuse in the direction of the Sweden international, who replaced ex-Arsenal and Chelsea forward Giroud in the 77th minute.
The former Man United and PSG star was booked in October’s reverse fixture after urging the Roma fans to sing their taunts of: ‘Sei uno zingaro’ (you are a gypsy) louder following his goal in Milan’s 2-1 in the Italian capital.
Roma were consequently handed a one-year suspended ban for the infamous Curva Sud section of the Stadio Olimpico, with Milan midfielder Franck Kessie also receiving racist abuse.
The chants reportedly came just as the AC Milan forward (above) was coming off the bench
‘We have zero tolerance for any form of racism,’ Roma said in a statement after that game.
‘The club has been committed to combating racism and any form of discrimination for years.
‘As an organization, we continue to do everything we can to change the behaviour of some fans in a positive way.’
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