Buffon escaped ban for Blasphemy

Thu 18 February 2021 | 20:10

Gianluigi Buffon has been fined €5,000 by the Italian football federation after using a blasphemous phrase in the game against Parma.

The 43-year-old Italian World Cup winner, who escaped a ban for the offense, was overheard using a “blasphemous expression” towards teammate

Manolo Portanova



’s 4-0 league win over


on 19 December.

The FIGC opened disciplinary proceedings against


. If found guilty, Buffon is likely to receive a one-match ban.

However, the National Federal Court only "partially accepted" the FIGC's referral at Thursday's hearing, and former Italy international Buffon escaped with just a fine.

source: SportMob