Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is being probed by the Italian Soccer Federation for allegedly utilizing a blasphemous phrase throughout a league recreation, the FIGC confirmed on Tuesday.
Federal Prosecutor Giuseppe Chine opened the investigation after 42-year-old Buffon was overheard utilizing a blasphemous expression when addressing teammate Manolo Portanova throughout Juventus’s 4-0 win over Parma final weekend.
The incident was not reported as a result of Buffon was not on digital camera on the time, however there was an audio recording.
“The investigation will serve to make clear by means of the potential of listening to the particular person involved,” the FIGC stated.
Since 2010, the Italian FA have taken disciplinary motion in opposition to a number of gamers and coaches heard disrespecting God or the sacred.
Former Italy captain Buffon, the oldest participant within the league and holder of the report for Serie A appearances with 653, has up to now been compelled to apologise for uttering the phrase “Dio” (God), though he as soon as claimed he had stated “Zio” (uncle).
Roma’s Bryan Cristante was given a one-match ban for blasphemy earlier this month for swearing after he conceded an personal aim in a league recreation earlier this month.