Ghanaian young forward Felix Afena-Gyan was sent off in AS Roma 2-0 home win over Spezia Calcio on Monday evening.
Goals from Chris Smalling and Roger Ibanez secured AS Roma an important win over Spezia Calcio in their Italian Serie A epic fixture at the Stadio Olimpico.
The win was Roma’s first time in three Serie A matches.
Afena-Gyan was booked for a shoulder barge earlier in the second half and the young substitute was sent off in stoppages, after having smashed the ball into the net.
The 18-year-old celebrated the goal, but the referee disallowed the goal for handball in the build-up and gave the striker his second yellow card.
He had been introduced as replacement for Borja Mayoral on the 64th minute of the game.
Mourinho after the game, refused to comment on the red card.
“I prefer not to speak about the referee. In my opinion he did okay. I did not see either of the two incidents that led him to book Felix and I would rather not say anything,” Roma manager Mourinho said after the game.
“But, that being said, we seem to continue to have this incredible record of picking up yellow cards. Even the yellow cards before, to Vina and Kumbulla … it’s too much.
“We are a bit of a naive team, we are certainly not aggressive, and yet we still have this tally of yellow cards.”
Afena-Gyan has scored two goals in his 4 appearances for AS Roma this season so far.