Called off on 81 minutes, Vieira refused to shake Mancini's hand as he was replaced by Maniche during Inter's 1-1 draw against Sampdoria. The Frenchman then lashed out at several water bottles as he took his seat on the bench.
Mancini refused to criticise publicly Vieira for his strop last night: "Vieira for me is not a problem. He can go home and cool off. I have to think of other things on the bench. For example in three days we have Roma.
"Sometimes no one thinks when they're on the field. Patrick, among others, was warned and was facing suspension for the next game. Anyway, I like him.
"He had a good match, too good given his current physical condition."