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Juventus star receives a one-match ban for profanity

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During a game against Parma back in December last year, Juventus veteran was caught using unacceptable language.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been given a one-match suspension for using foul language on the field. 

Pitchside microphones caught the Italian screaming an unacceptable phrase during Juve’s match against Parma in December 2020. 

As a result of his ban, he will now miss Saturday’s derby clash against Torino. In addition, Buffon was charged with a bill of €5,000. The Italy international served as a back-up option to Wojciech Szczesny, but will not be able to make it in the squad.

On December 19, Buffon was shouting at a Juventus defender saying words in Italian which inclined towards comparing God to a dog.

As no fans were present during the game, the microphones clearly recorded the Juventus goalkeeper’s words. Thus, the Italian FA (FIGC) initiated an investigation on the matter.

The FIGC stated: “The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the appeal of the Federal Prosecutor. Inflicting one match of disqualification on Gianluigi Buffon.”

“The Juventus goalkeeper, sanctioned by the National Federal Court with a fine of €5,000, had been referred for having uttered a sentence containing a blasphemous expression during the match against Parma last December 19.”