Juventus goalkeeper Buffon lands in UEFA hot waters

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 12/05/2018

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Juventus long-serving goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been charged by Uefa over comments about referee Michael Oliver after their Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.

Buffon was sent off for dissent after Oliver awarded Real a late penalty, which they scored to go through.

Following the quarter-final second leg on 11 April, Italian Buffon said the official had "a bag of rubbish" rather than "a heart" and should "sit in the stands" and "eat crisps". Real progressed 4-3 on aggregate.

Uefa says the 40-year-old Italy goalkeeper has been charged with breaching its "general principles of conduct" after his outburst against the English referee.

European football's governing body, which also charged Buffon for the red card, said in a statement the case will be dealt with on 31 May.

Referee Oliver and wife Lucy were offered police support after both were targeted on social media following the incident, with police also investigating threatening text messages.