Madrid penalty? I would´ve lost control - Bonucci

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has defended Gianluigi Buffon and labelled him "a role model for over 20 years" after the goalkeeper saw red against Champions League conqueror Real Madrid for a furious rant at the referee.

Deprived of what could likely be his last chance to lift the only major title missing from his collection the 2006 World Cup victor mercilessly blasted the referee after the game as "a murderer" for killing off Juventus' dreams with "a rubbish bin" in place of a heart. 'I go on vacation when the transfer window opens because I trust the club completely.

"I also live for that".

Tevez and Buffon were particularly close during the former Manchester United and City striker's time in Turin and he may prove the sweetener to any move.

"Being captain of the national team is the greatest gift that life has given me", said Buffon, who returned to play friendlies last month against England and Argentina with the Azzurri.

However, Allegri insisted after his side's 3-0 win over Sampdoria that he is happy at the Allianz Stadium - although he admitted that the club could yet decide that they no longer want his services if a tough run-in sees the reigning Serie A champions throw away their six-point lead over Napoli. "Yes", he told Premium Sport. "It wasn't a situation where you can say it's a definite penalty". There are always kids listening. They can't be threatened either before, during, or after the game.

"I think a young referee was sent to officiate an important match, although he's already well established and has shown his courage".

The BBC reported that Oliver's wife Lucy - a Women's Super League referee - had received threatening text messages after her mobile number was posted on social media.

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