Mourinho’s assistant Foti banned for month after Cremonese meltdown

Foti was sent off with 11 minutes remaining in Wednesday’s quarterfinal defeat and on Friday Serie A announced the ban for a raft of offences committed by Jose Mourinho’s Italian assistant.

Published : Feb 03, 2023 19:34 IST , Milan

FILE PHOTO: AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho (C) reacts as referee Daniele Orsato shows the red card to assistant coach Salvatore Foti (L) during a Serie A match against Lazio in November, 2022.
FILE PHOTO: AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho (C) reacts as referee Daniele Orsato shows the red card to assistant coach Salvatore Foti (L) during a Serie A match against Lazio in November, 2022. | Photo Credit: Tiziana Fabi/AFP
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FILE PHOTO: AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho (C) reacts as referee Daniele Orsato shows the red card to assistant coach Salvatore Foti (L) during a Serie A match against Lazio in November, 2022. | Photo Credit: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Roma’s assistant coach Salvatore Foti was banned until the end of the month on Friday after being sent off during his team’s Italian Cup exit at the hands of Serie A’s bottom team Cremonese.

Foti was sent off with 11 minutes remaining in Wednesday’s quarterfinal defeat and on Friday Serie A announced the ban for a raft of offences committed by Jose Mourinho’s Italian assistant.

In a statement Serie A said that Foti had been banned until February 28 for “repeatedly insulting the referee” Michael Fabbri, “threatening a director of the opposing team” after Cremonese scored its first-half opener and “repeated blasphemy” after being red-carded.

Foti was also sanctioned for hanging around Fabbri’s dressing room after the match and threatening the 39-year-old official.

Cremonese is yet to win a league game in its first Serie A season since 1996 but will face Fiorentina in April’s two-legged semifinals after beating Roma 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Foti will miss four Serie A matches following the ban, including Roma’s trip to Cremonese at the end of the month.

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