Mourinho first harshly criticized English referee Anthony Taylor at the post-match press conference. Subsequently, while leaving the stadium, he verbally attacked him in the VIP parking lot of Puskás Arény, where his exit was captured by cameras.
Sevilla won the final of the second highest European competition over AS Rome 4:1 in a penalty shootout, the duel ended 1:1 after 120 minutes. The referee handed out 14 yellow cards, which is the most in the history of the Europa League. Mourinho also received one for his protests.
The referee was also attacked by angry fans of the Italian team on his departure from Budapest. The arbitrator and his family had to be escorted by airport security.