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Gianluigi Buffon has said he stands by his criticism of Michael Oliver, who he accused of having a “garbage bin” for a heart after the referee awarded Real Madrid a late penalty against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Buffon was sent off for his protests at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium but has defended his strong words after the match, during an interview with Italian TV, per BBC Sport: “The content remains and I stand by all of it. I’d say them all again—maybe with a different type of language.”
Buffon also received support from his manager, Massimiliano Allegri, per the BBC: “If on one occasion he said the things he did, in a situation as tough as Wednesday night’s, that is understandable and I challenge anyone to react differently.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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