Jose Mourinho sent off as Roma finish with eight players in Real Betis defeat

Jose Mourinho was sent off as Roma finished with eight players in their 5-2 defeat to Real Betis in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The game was tied at 2-2 in Seville when Mourinho, appointed Roma manager in May after being sacked by Tottenham, reacted furiously to the referee’s decision to let Alex Moreno’s goal stand after the Betis player appeared to handle the ball.

Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini was sent off for his protest, with Mourinho then storming onto the pitch – before he was also shown a red card and sent to the stands at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Mourinho sarcastically clapped the referee as he left the pitch.

Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp were sent off as well later in the second half as Roma were reduced to eight players.

Betis, coached by Manuel Pellegrini, added a further two goals following the dismissals as Roma lost 5-2, with one of Mourinho’s assistants also dismissed.

Mourinho’s Roma side begin their Serie A campaign at home to Fiorentina on August 22.

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