Juventus goalkeeper Buffon given one-match blasphemy ban | The Guardian Nigeria News

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 19, 2018 Juventus’ goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus versus Verona at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.<br />Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was seen on July 6, 2018 visiting the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and a nearby hospital by an AFP reporter. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Tuesday handed a one-match ban for blasphemy which would rule him out of next weekend’s Turin derby.

The 43-year-old Italian World Cup winner had been fined 5,000 euros ($6,000) last month by the Italian Football Federation but escaped a ban.

However, the FIGC’s Court of Appeal upheld the Federal Prosecutor’s appeal and imposed a ban, meaning Buffon will be ruled out of Saturday’s game at Torino.

Buffon was overheard using a “blasphemous expression” towards teammate Manolo Portanova during Juve’s 4-0 league win over Parma on December…



Source: Guardian Newspaper