Tammy Abraham involved in heated exchange with Roma fans after Bodo/Glimt defeat

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Tammy Abraham looks on after Roma's Europa Conference League defeat to Bodo/Glimt

Roma were thrashed away to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League (Picture: Getty)

Roma’s travelling fans angrily confronted Jose Mourinho’s players after the side were thumped 6-1 at the hands of Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League.

Heavy favourites Roma had a 100 per cent record in the competition heading into the Group C tie and Mourinho decided to ring the changes at the Aspmyra Stadion.

The visitors’ night got off to the worst possible start as Erik Botheim broke the deadlock after only eight minutes and Patrick Berg doubled Bodo/Glimt’s advantage with a wonder strike midway through the first half.

Roma reduced the deficit through Carles Perez, but Botheim put the hosts back in total control with his second of the evening in the 52nd minute before Ola Solbakken completed a late brace and Amahl Pellegrino also netted.

Never before has Mourinho conceded six goals in a single match in his managerial career and the Special One took full responsibility after gambling with a new-look team in Norway.

However, the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss also pointed at the ‘limitations’ in his squad, claiming he only had 13 players of real quality at his disposal.

‘I never disguised the fact we were a squad with real limitations. We have 13 players who represent one team, the others are on a different level,’ Mourinho told Sky Sport Italia.

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‘At least the positive thing from now on is that nobody will ask me why I always use the same players.’

A large number of Roma’s fanbase who made the trip to Norway were apoplectic with the performance their team produced and made that abundantly clear from the away end.

Ex-Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who came on as a substitute for the final 30 minutes, was involved in the heated exchange which rumbled on for some time after the final whistle.

An apologetic Lorenzo Pellegrini even tried to offer up his shirt, but the supporters weren’t having any of it and gave it straight back to the Roma midfielder.

Mourinho will hope the situation cools over the coming days, with his Roma side entertaining Serie A leaders Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend.

Looking ahead to the match, the Portuguese said: ‘Our main team is playing well and to have the right mentality. We will play with that mentality on Sunday.

‘We had already said some things in private before the 6-1 defeat. This result won’t make me say that in public.

‘I will continue to say it in private, without advertising our internal issues.’


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