Jose Mourinho’s ‘unpleasant’ treatment of reporter sparks radio station boycott
An Italian radio station has boycotted AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho over the his unpleasant treatment of a journalist.
Mourinho is finding himself under increasing pressure in the Eternal City, with the Giallorossi only winning one of their last five Serie A fixtures.
And Mourinho's side were embarrassed 6-1 in the Europa Conference League by Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt in Northern Norway.
But after the Serie A side's latest defeat, to Venezia, Mourinho accused a Retesport journalist of ‘not being intelligent at all’.
And Mourinho's actions have left Retesport boycotting the 58-year-old on their broadcast for the foreseeable future.
Retesport journalist Marco Juric asked the Roma boss: “It's been six months since you signed for Roma.
"Would you change anything that you've done in terms of choices, statements, requests or anything that you've done?"
But the question left Mourinho fuming, and he snapped back: "You are here in practically every press conference, but either you are very intelligent and you want people to think you are not or you are not intelligent at all.
"I want to think you're intelligent but you like to do what you do."
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Retesport have since released a statement: "In expressing solidarity with Marco Juric regarding the unpleasant and inappropriate response received from Mr Jose Mourinho in the press room last Saturday.
"Retesport have decided to suspend its participation in press conferences in order to avoid further exploitation of questions posed in a polite and completely legitimate manner.
"We wish the Giallorossi coach to work harder and harder in raising the fortunes of the team.
"And to focus his attention on possible technical solutions, avoiding spectacular outbursts that, at this moment, we consider completely inappropriate.
"Always Forza Roma.”
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Mourinho wasn't happy with his side following their defeat to Venezia on Sunday evening.
Venezia had taken an early lead but by half-time Roma were ahead, however, they couldn't hold onto the lead, and two late goals handed Venezia the three points.
In the clash, Roma had registered a whopping 27 shots with 10 on target, but they only managed to convert two.
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