Referee Anthony Taylor and family ambushed by angry Roma fans at the Airport


Angry Roma fans at the Budapest International Airport, pursued and attempted to harass referee Anthony Taylor and his family, causing the police to hurry them into a private room.

Roma and Sevilla faced off in the Europa League final under Taylor’s direction. After a tense 1-1 draw and a 4-1 penalty shootout, the Spanish team was victorious and took home their 8th Europa League trophy.


The animosity began after Taylor awarding Sevilla’s Gonzalo Montiel another opportunity to convert his game-winning penalty after properly determining Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio was off his line.

In addition, he waved away the fervent Italian protests and denied Roma two penalty kicks during the game.

The abuse began when AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho, became upset with the official’s rulings and attacked him after the game on Wednesday night while waiting in the stadium parking lot, calling him a “”f***ing disgrace.”

As they desperately try to smuggle him and his family into a private area at the airport on their way out of Hungary, supporters can be heard chanting at him as he moves through the crowd while being escorted by police.

Taylor looked around uncomfortably when a water bottle was suddenly tossed in his direction, nearly missing a woman who was on the verge of tears.

One fan reportedly threw a chair in the direction of the police officers on duty after he was escorted into the safety of a different room.

PGMOL condemned the unjustified abuse of Anthony Taylor and his family at the Budapest Airport, stating they will provide full support.


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