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Gianluca Mancini looked ready to fight his own teammates after AS Roma won the Europa Conference League on Wednesday night.
Roma secured their first ever UEFA trophy – the maiden edition of the Europa Conference League – with a 1-0 victory over Dutch side Feyenoord at the Arena Kombetare in Tirana.
Nicolo Zaniolo scored the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute and manager Jose Mourinho was overjoyed at the full-time whistle.
Mourinho, 59, may have won it all during his illustrious coaching career but this one clearly meant an awful lot to him.
It also meant a lot to Mancini, Roma’s vice-captain.
The Italian centre-back was fired up after claiming a first trophy with the Giallorossi and ended up going viral for his post-match antics.
TIRANA, ALBANIA – MAY 25: Gianluca Mancini of AS Roma hands the UEFA Conference League trophy to the AS Roma fans after their sides victory during the UEFA Conference League final match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombetare on May 25, 2022 in Tirana, Albania. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Gianluca Mancini vs Bryan Cristante
Many viewers were confused when they saw Mancini and Bryan Cristante embrace before the former appeared to lose his head.
Watch the clip here:
— Mike 🇲🇼 (@Mikega2020) May 25, 2022
Gianluca Mancini vs Felix Afena-Gyan
Then, another bizarre clip immediately spread across social media involving Mancini and 19-year-old Ghana international Felix Afena-Gyan.
Here’s the footage:
Did Mancini punch Afena-Gyan? It doesn’t look great, does it?
Afena-Gyan, per journalist Saddick Adams, defended his teammate after the clip went viral, telling reporters: “It wasn’t serious. We joke and fight at the same. That’s how he is. It’s normal..nothing serious.”
Felix Afena Gyan clarifies viral encounter with Mancini;
“It wasn’t serious. We joke and fight at the same. That’s how he is. It’s normal..nothing serious” pic.twitter.com/b1vTe7qKPN
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) May 25, 2022
Gianluca Mancini runs with Jose Mourinho
Mancini was also seen lifting up Mourinho before running towards the fans:
Mancini carrying mourinho and running towards the fans 💀 pic.twitter.com/2oPMvzGnoF
— J (@MourinhoPics) May 26, 2022
If he’s reacting this way after winning the Europa Conference League, just imagine what he’d be like if he ever wins Serie A or the Champions League with Roma one day.
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