Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says his comments about teammate Moise Kean being partly to blame for racist abuse he suffered after scoring at Cagliari on tuesday were misunderstood.
Report observed that Bonucci was criticised by a number of players for saying that the blame for the incident was split “50-50” between the 19-year-old player and the Cagliari fans.
From the report, Kean, who had been jeered throughout the game, stood in front of the Cagliari fans behind the goal and opened his arms after scoring Juve’s second goal in a 2-0 win.
Report found that in response, Cagliari’s supporters made the noise which is described in Italy as “buu” and is regarded as a racist insult also observing that some fans argue it is simply to annoy opposing players regardless of race.
However, Bonucci said at the time, Kean should have celebrated with his team mates which prompted England forward Raheem Sterling to comment: “All you can do now is laugh.”