Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Tuesday handed a one-match ban for blasphemy which might rule him out of subsequent 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, however escaped a ban.
However, the FIGC’s Court of Appeal upheld the Federal Prosecutor’s attraction and imposed a ban, that means Buffon might be dominated out of Saturday’s sport at Torino.
Buffon, who holds the record for Serie A matches played with 654, was not caught on digicam however there was an audio recording of the incident.
Since 2010, the Italian FA have taken disciplinary motion in opposition to a number of gamers and coaches heard disrespecting God or the sacred.
But the penalties have elevated this season with empty stadiums permitting the microphones and cameras to seize heated exchanges between gamers and coaches.
AS Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante and Lazio’s Manuel Lazzari have been each suspended for a match this season for “blasphemous” remarks.