Italian soccer goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is facing a possible ban after allegedly blaspheming on December 19. According to the report, Gianluigi Buffon alleged to have used a blasphemous expression when speaking to a teammate during a match against Parma.
Blasphemy in public is an “administrative offence” under Italian Penal Law, punishable with a fine ranging from 51.65 to 309.87 euros (around $60-$375).
Buffon is likely to be banned from one match if found guilty. In Italy, several soccer players and coaches have received one-match bans for blaspheming in recent years.
Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante received a one-match ban for blasphemy during a match against Bologna in December 2020.