"He has a bag of rubbish for a heart" - Buffon slams referee Oliver

"He has a bag of rubbish for a heart" - Buffon slams referee Oliver

- Juventus legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has blasted match referee Michael Oliver

- Buffon was not too pleased with the penalty he handed Real Madrid in the last minute of extra time

- The Itaian shotstopper was later sent-off for confronting the English referee

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Juventus legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has blasted match referee Michael Oliver for the controversial late penalty he gave to Real Madrid in their Champions League victory over the Seria A giants.

English referee Oliver awarded a late penalty to Real in the 94th minute of additional time for Mehdi Benatia's foul on Lucas Vazquez and Buffon was sent off for his reaction.

"It was certainly a dubious incident. Not clear-cut," Buffon told Italian TV.

A visibly angry Buffon also told Italian media that Oliver should "sit in the stands eating crisps" for "ruining a dream".

Speaking after the game, the Juve captain said: "It was a tenth of a penalty.

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"I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident. Not clear-cut. And a dubious incident at the 93rd minute when we had a clear penalty denied in the first leg, you cannot award that at this point.
"The team gave its all, but a human being cannot destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation.
"Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a bag of rubbish. On top of that, if you don't have the character to walk on a pitch like this in a stadium like this, you can sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, having your drink and eating crisps.

Buffon who made his 650th appearance for Juve added: "You cannot ruin the dreams of a team. I could've told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating.

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"If you can't handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat your crisps."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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