Taylor had officiated the Europa League final between Roma and Sevilla, which ended in a 1-1 draw and saw Sevilla emerge as the victors in a penalty shootout.
After the match, video footage captured Mourinho engaging in a heated confrontation with the referee in a car park, where he was heard using explicit language and referring to the Premier League as a “disgrace.”
Jose Mourinho waited outside to call Anthony Taylor a 'f*cking crook' 😳 pic.twitter.com/0BrQfTZL9x
— GOAL (@goal) June 1, 2023
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This encounter has since been attributed to fuelling the anger of the fans who later targeted Taylor and his family at the airport.
The incident at the airport has gained significant attention on social media, with many individuals criticising the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager, for his actions and comments, suggesting that they contributed to the fans' behaviour. The video has gone viral, drawing widespread condemnation.
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As the fallout from the incident continues, Mourinho finds himself at the centre of the controversy, with fans, pundits, and commentators expressing their disapproval of his conduct.
These images are terrible. And sad!
Time for Mourinho, his staff and his team to
1. Apologize for the behavior last night on- and off the pitch.
2. Apologize to Anthony and his family.
Words matter mister Mourinho! You are smart enough to understand that. #embarrassing https://t.co/InZEr8WBIK
— Jan Aage Fjørtoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 💛💙 (@JanAageFjortoft) June 1, 2023
Mourinho is directly responsible for this https://t.co/k2TJ8WhrGU
— Refsupportuk (@refsupportuk) June 1, 2023
This is on Mourinho. He publicly attacks AT and now Roma fans think it's okay to do same. Always uses violence as a distraction to his failures. https://t.co/uJ17aebcxm
— MM (@RZADAGOAT) June 2, 2023
Jose Mourinho actions and words contributed massively to the disgraceful behaviour towards Antony Taylor. He is a repeat repeat repeat offender . Needs the strongest possible punishment.
— Jeff Stelling (@JeffStelling) June 1, 2023
This is what Mourinho does. He turns players, fans and everyone involved in the club he coaches into monsters. He did it with Madrid, their fans and players were not good in the head when he was coaching them. https://t.co/TDoMgM6ezz
— J. (@JosipFCB93) June 1, 2023
Those scenes with Anthony Taylor and his family at Budapest airport are so horrible. All fuelled by one man. Book should thrown at Mourinho by the authorities.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) June 1, 2023
I can't believe there are people justifying this behaviour. This is not it. Jose Mourinho needs to pay for his crimes cause he has created a narrative that he can't lose fairly and his stan cult rides whatever wave he's on. Disgusting stuff. https://t.co/CUXGf5Itvj
— Kenny 🔰 (@Llekamania_) June 2, 2023
This is a big part of the legacy of Jose Mourinho.
If you followed the heated rivalry b/w Pep's Barça & Mou's Madrid from 2010 – 2012, you'd know that this is what he does. He's the master of brainwashing his players & fans that their opponents aren't rivals, but literal enemies. https://t.co/kOdi6aBu8q
— Subham (@CourageFCB) June 1, 2023