Juventus goalkeeper Buffon handed one-match ban for blasphemy
What did Buffon say?
During the match against Parma on December 19, Buffon was trying to get the attention of a Juventus defender using the phrase in which Italian is seen as comparing God to a dog.
What was said?
“The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the appeal of the Federal Prosecutor, inflicting one match of disqualification on Gianluigi Buffon,” a statement from the FIGC read.
“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.”