ROMA boss Jose Mourinho hit out at Papu Gomez after he received a doping ban.
The Monza midfielder tested positive for an prohibited substance and will not be able to play for two years.
Gomez claims the banned drugs found in his system are there “accidentally” after he had some of his son’s cough syrup when he felt sick.
The 35-year-old World Cup winner with Argentina was on the bench for Sevilla last season as they beat Roma in the Europa League final.
Gomez said: “Mourinho? I only have one memory of him and that is winning the Europa League against him.”
It led to the Portuguese boss firing shots back, saying: “Gomez? He didn’t play in the Europa League final, I think he played against Juventus with positive test.
“But I don’t want to take that syrup otherwise I’ll be in trouble too.
“What happened to him isn’t my problem, dealing with the subject would put me in difficulty.”
Roma beat Monza 1-0 yesterday thanks to a last-gasp winner by Stephan El Shaarawy.
And Mourinho’s goal celebration saw him sent off with the red card described as “vintage Jose.”
The ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss fell to his knees and punched the air before losing his cool.
Mourinho turned to his opponent’s bench, mocking them by pretending to cry as he was pulled away by his own staff.
And the 60-year-old continued to fire shots at Monza in his post-match press conference as he claimed their coaches were “putting on a show” and “trying to pressure the referee.”
Mourinho’s red card means he will not be at Roma’s trip to his former club Inter Milan next Sunday.
It will be the second time in a row he will be suspended for the fixture at the San Siro.
Last year, he watched the match on the TV from the team bus and hilariously vlogged his unusual matchday experience on his Instagram page.