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Opinion: Why Jose Mourinho's Alleged Arrogant Gesture Towards Juve Fans Should Not Be Misunderstood

After what was an incredible match at the Allianz stadium in Turin yesterday night, it was inevitable that Jose Mourinho would dominate the news this morning after his Roma side were beaten by a goal to credit:

The Giallorossi started the game really well and looked to be in control but it was the Old Ladies who opened the scoring after a beautiful cross found the head of Bentacur who nodded the ball against the head of Moise Kean and into the back of the credit: getty images

Mourinho's side tried their best to get back into the game but they couldn't, even after they were awarded a penalty by the referee Daniele Orsato.

It is important to note that Mourinho has history with this referee and Juventus. And like you'd rightly guess, none of it is a positive.

When the Portuguese was coach of Manchester United, he beat Juventus at the Allianz stadium and after the final whistle he made some arrogant gestures to taunt their fans. photos credit: getty images

In the first image above, he was reminding the fans about the treble he won while he was at Inter by making a 'three' with his fingers and in the second image, he cupped his ear signifying that Juventus fans should be louder.

All these meant there was no love between Mourinho and the fans of the Bianconeri, even though their coach was happy to see Portuguese. photo credit:

Now, after the match, I was not surprised to see reports and fans on social media saying that Mourinho repeated the same arrogant gesture he made years ago.

In my opinion, I believe this is a misunderstanding by all those who are making this allegation at Mourinho.

I believe Mourinho was simply trying to talk to the referee about the 3 minutes added time that was awarded towards the end of the game.

Here is a clearer picture that sheds more light on the 'three' hand gesture Mourinho made yesterday. photo credit: getty images

So, I don't believe that Mourinho was making that gesture to Juventus fans. I mean, he was losing and he was not impressed by the time the officials added after 90 credit: getty images

But because he is Jose Mourinho, the self acclaimed 'Special One,' people tend to always look for dirt on him even when his intentions are pure.

photo credit: getty images

I guess that makes him truly a Special One and that defeat yesterday takes nothing away from his legacy as an all-time great manager.

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