Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon handed one-game ban for Blasphemy after he shouted ‘god is a pig’ during match

Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has been handed a one-game ban for Blasphemy after he shouted ‘god is a pig’ during Parma clash last December

He was initially handed a €5,000 euros fine last year but escaped a ban because a clear audio evidence couldn’t be obtained.

The punishment means Buffon is ruled out of the Turin derby with Torino on Saturday April 3. 

Back in 2010, the ‘Blashphemy Law’ was introduced and a number of players in Serie A have previously been caught out. 

In December 2020, Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante received a one-match ban for using a blasphemous phrase during a 5-1 win over Bologna that was picked up by television camera. 

In 2019, Sassuolo player Francesco Magnanelli and Parma’s Matteo Scozzarella, now at Monza, were also punished for a similar offence.

And in 2018, Juventus player Rolando Mandragora was also penalised under the blasphemy laws.