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.”