Watch Mourinho fume as Roma's Afena-Gyan sees goal ruled out for handball & shown red card

23:51 WAT 13/12/2021
Felix Gyan-Afena Jose Mourinho Roma 2021-22
The 18-year-old was sent off in unusual fashion in stoppage time having thought he'd scored

Jose Mourinho was left incensed by Roma forward Felix Afena-Gyan's stoppage time red card on Monday night as the 18-year-old was dismissed for what was deemed an intentional handball at the edge of the box.

Afena-Gyan had believed he'd scored from his ensuing shot to give his side a 3-0 advantage only to turn around from his celebration to see the referee lifting a second yellow in his direction.

And Mourinho screamed from the touchline before escorting the player down the tunnel.

Watch Mourinho fume at unusual Afena-Gyan red card

What has been said?

Mourinho did not comment on Afena-Gyan's dismissal after the match, however he did criticise the team's performance despite a 2-0 win over Spezia.

“I like the result, not the game," he told reporters. "It was not a difficult match, starting from the first half, we gave away and lost a lot of easy balls.

“We never had good ball circulation. At that moment it was not difficult to play against Spezia. After the 2-0, I also liked the effort of [Roger] Ibanez, who remained on the pitch with some difficulties.

“I had a feeling the game wasn’t over. After [Chris] Smalling came off, everything changes, because [Bryan] Cristante took his place. The team let the opponent enter the match.”

Roma are currently in sixth place in Serie A and sit eight points out of the top four.

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