Juventus Football Club : UEFA Condemns Online Abuse of Ref Oliver and Wife
“UEFA strongly condemns the abuse directed at Michael Oliver and his wife,” European soccer’s governing body said in a statement.
“We have been in contact with them to offer our support and we trust the relevant authorities to take action against those individuals who have behaved inappropriately both on and off social media.”
The 33-year-old Oliver was bitterly criticised by some Juve players after the match, with goalkeeper
Buffon, who was sent off for his furious protest, said that Oliver had a “garbage bin” instead of a heart.
On Saturday, Buffon said in an interview that he would repeat the comments all over again but in “more civil” language.
“I am a human being who puts passion, sentiment and anger into what I do,” he said.
“These vituperous attacks on
“Big admirer of Buffon but his behaviour since has been inflammatory and out of order. Oliver was doing his job and hard to argue against his decisions. Understand the emotion but time to defuse it, Gianluigi.”
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