GARY NEVILLE has deleted his tweet that slammed Jose Mourinho’s Roma as a “disgrace” after their defeat in the Europa League final.
The Serie A side were defeated by Sevilla on penalties after the two sides could not be separated during 120 minutes of action.
Roma lost the shootout 4-1 as Argentine World Cup hero Gonzalo Montiel scored the decisive penalty after the game ended 1-1 after Gianluca Mancini’s own-goal cancelled out Paulo Dybala’s opener.
The Italians came under fire for playing a cynical brand of football as well as players continuously surrounding British referee Anthony Taylor to try and force decisions.
Taylor waved away protests for two Roma penalties – while he also ordered Montiel’s crucial spot-kick to be retaken after encroachment from Roma and former Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Mourinho was fuming with the decision and lashed out at the official after the game, branding him a “f***ing disgrace” while in the stadium car park.
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However, Neville claimed that Mourinho and Roma only have themselves to blame as he tweeted: “Roma were a disgrace” on Thursday morning.
The tweet, however, has since been deleted, and Neville has not provided any further comment on the fixture.
Taylor dished out 13 yellow cards to players and also handed one to Mourinho, who also made his feelings clear in his post-match interview.
He told Sky Sports Italia: “Each of us react in a different way, one cries, another doesn’t, but the truth is we are all very sad.
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“We return dead tired, dead with feeling it is unjust.
“It was an intense, masculine, vibrant game with a referee who seemed Spanish. It was yellow, yellow, yellow all the time.
“The injustice is shown by the fact Lamela should’ve had a second yellow, he didn’t, and he converted a penalty in the shoot-out.
“What I said is we either leave here with the Cup or we leave dead. Well, we’re dead.
“We’re dead tired physically, dead tired mentally, dead because we think it is an unjust defeat with lots of incidents that are debatable.”
Ahead of the game, Sevilla paid tribute to former goalkeeper Sergio Rico, the stopper has been hospitalised after a horse-riding accident.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk