The idea was to see a red card, a big ban is coming. In the end, though, the punishment was not severe. Roma coach Jose Mourinho was banned for two matches for protesting the referee's decision and making offensive gestures.
Serie A lost to Roma 2-0 against Hellas Verona last Saturday after suffering a concussion and an injury, but eventually left the field with a 2-2 draw. Mourinho has been involved with referee Luca Piereto several times throughout the match.
Towards the end of the match, he lost his temper. Before the final whistle blows, the ball is kicked and sent to the gallery of Stadio Olympico. The referee then fired him with a red card.
Mourinho could be banned for three matches, Italian media reported on Tuesday. Later that night, the Italian Football Federation announced his two-match ban.
The agency called Mourinho's behavior with the referee a "serious allegation". A statement from the Italian governing body said that the manner in which he entered the field was "threatening".
The 59-year-old coach has been fined 20,000 euros.