English referee Anthony Taylor and his wife go for a relaxing walk together after they were harassed and abused by a baying mob of Italians fans.
Taylor, 44, was attacked by Roma fans who were angry at his decisions after they were beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League Final on Wednesday night.
The English official and his family had to be ushered to safety in a back room at Budapest airport in the Hungarian capital after he was cornered by 100 angry supporters.
Security staff struggled to keep a barrier between the referee, his family and Roma fans who swore and threw items, including a chair, in chaotic scenes.
But the former prison officer looked much calmer as he took a stroll in the sunshine near his home in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester, with his Anne-Marie, 42.
Anthony Taylor and his wife were spotted on a dog walk after his return from Budapest
It came a day after the official was targeted by Roma fans after the Europa League final
Taylor (left) was goaded by a mob as he travelled through Budapest Airport with his family
The couple took their cockapoo Monty for a 30-minute walk to the local shops before coming back home.
Taylor, wearing blue shorts and a white-shirt, looked tense as he spoke on his mobile phone as he left his modern detached home.
But he raised a smile with his wife, who was wearing a green dress, as they enjoyed the afternoon sunshine.
Roma manager Mourinho had confronted Taylor in a car park after the final whistle and labelled the official ‘a ‘f***ing disgrace’ for his ‘bull****’ decisions’.
The Italians lost on penalties after the game finished 1-1 after extra-time.
The former Chelsea boss was incensed over a number of decisions in the feisty encounter at the Puskas Arena including not giving his side a penalty for handball.
Mourinho also slammed Taylor in his post-match press conference claiming that he “seemed Spanish”.
Today, UEFA has charged Mourinho with insulting and/or abusive language against a match official, as one of six charges that AS Roma face following Wednesday night’s match.
The ref showed Roma a total of eight yellow cards including two for men who were not even on the pitch.
The Spaniards only scored their decisive penalty after Taylor ordered a re-take after the Roma keeper had originally saved it.
Taylor took charge of the Europa League final in Hungary’s capital between Roma and Sevilla
Roma boss Jose Mourinho was condemned by Ref Support’s CEO for confronting Taylor
Rio Ferdinand and refereeing body PGMOL were among those condemning the ugly scenes, which saw airport staff lock Taylor and his family away before shepherding them to their departure gate.
A Premier League spokesperson said: ‘We are shocked and appalled by the unacceptable abuse directed at Anthony Taylor and his family as they travelled back from the UEFA Europa League Final. No one should have to suffer the inexcusable behaviour they had to endure yesterday.
‘Anthony is one of our most experienced and accomplished match officials and we fully support him and his family.’
Disturbing footage posted on social media shows groups chanting angrily in his direction, forcing police officers to hurriedly usher him into a private room.
In one video, the person holding the camera appeared to grab Taylor’s backpack.
As he was led to safety, pockets of fans argued among themselves, with police appealing for calm after a chair was launched inside the terminal.
Another angle recorded Taylor edging through the crowd, surrounded by family members.
One supporter clad in a white t-shirt stepped forward to shout in his face with his phone aloft, before a member of Taylor’s party shoved him away.
Liquid was then sprayed in their direction, coating a man. Eventually, the group were hurried through the door, with one officer catching the flying chair in mid-air.
On his return to England, Taylor was seen enjoying life with his wife and dog in Altrincham
The pair were spotted enjoying the afternoon sunshine as they took Monty for a half-hour walk
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body responsible for refereeing in the UK, described the incident as ‘unjustified and abhorrent’.
A statement said: ‘PGMOL is aware of videos circulating on social media showing Anthony Taylor and his family being harassed and abused at Budapest Airport.
‘We are appalled at the unjustified and abhorrent abuse directed at Anthony and his family as he tries to make his way home from refereeing the UEFA Europa League final.
‘We will continue to provide our full support to Anthony and his family.’