Goalkeeper Buffon was fined 5,000 euros for the express dictionary
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Italian goalkeeper of Juventus Turin footballers Gianluigi Buffon was fined 5,000 euros for an expressive dictionary. He was sentenced by the Italian Football Federation.
The 40-year-old veteran committed a misdemeanor during Juventus' Serie A match against Parma (4: 0) on December 19, when he shouted at his teammate Manolo Portanova. The penalty rule for players who commit "blasphemy" has been in force in Italy since 2010.
This season, however, the number of offenses against this rule has increased, mainly due to the empty stands during the matches, as players are better heard. Bryan Cristante from AS Roma and Manuel Lazzari from Lazio even got spacers for one duel for an inappropriate dictionary. The AFP agency informed.