The investigation was triggered after the Portuguese coach’s complaint after the match
Marco Serra, fourth man of Cremonese-Roma, was deferred by the FIGC federal prosecutor after the dispute with the Roma coach, Josè Mourinho. The investigation was triggered after the Portuguese coach’s complaint after the match, at a press conference, complaining of the referee’s disrespectful attitude towards him. At the start of the second half of Roma-Cremonese on 28 February, the Portuguese coach was expelled by referee Piccinini after an argument with Serra. Mourinho had denounced after the match: “Serra told the referee to send me off but he wasn’t honest and didn’t even tell him what he said to me and how he said it: unjustifiable words. Maybe as a referee he’s the new Collina, but as a man I don’t respect him He spoke to me in an unjustifiable way. At the end of the game Piccinini saw me enter Serra’s dressing room and tell him: ‘I want you to be honest and tell me what happened’, but he has memory problems and doesn’t remember. His words “I prefer not to tell them. But if he had known, the referee would have expelled him. He’s a liar.”
Serra had replied speaking to ‘Le Iene’ on Italia 1: “I didn’t say anything that could offend Mourinho – he defended himself by denying the lip-reading proposed by the broadcast, according to which Serra would have said to ‘Special One’ “Everyone is taking the f… Go home, go to home -. I didn’t say those words there. I said ‘You’re playing the stadium against you. Go to the area, go to the area'”. Mourinho was then disqualified for two matches.