Referee Anthony Taylor and his family were attacked by AS Roma fans while at the airport after the 2022-2023 Europa League final. The British referee was even thrown by someone.
The 2022-2023 Europa League final left bitterness for AS Roma and Jose Mourinho. The Italian team lost on penalties after the game ended in a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.
The Giallorossi – AS Roma’s nickname – actually took the lead after Paulo Dybala opened the scoring in the 35th minute. However, Gianluca Mancini’s own goal in the 55th minute levelled the scores and it held on after extra time.
During the high-fives, Sevilla managed to win with a score of 4-1 because their four executors had successfully carried out their duties. On the other hand, Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez failed to score for AS Roma.
However, the result of the match could have changed had Anthony Taylor made the right decision to give AS Roma a penalty. Because, in the middle of the match, there was a controversial incident that the English referee missed when a Sevilla player committed a handball in the forbidden box.
For his controversial decision, Anthony Taylor also received harsh treatment from AS Roma fans. When he was about to leave Budapest, Hungary, Anthony Taylor and his family were surrounded by AS Roma fans.
Seen in the viral video on social media, security had to work hard to protect Anthony Taylor and his family from the anger of the fans. At the end of the video, in fact, there is a table that flies, directed at the Manchester-born referee.
Luckily, the table didn’t hit Anthony Taylor and his family. This is because a security guard swiftly fended off a table that was pointed at Taylor.
Regardless of how controversial Taylor’s decision was in the field, of course this is not a commendable thing. Moreover, when the referee was with his family, it also threatened them.