Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero leapt to the defence of referee Michael Oliver after he was slammed by Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon even went as far as labelling the 33-year old Premier League referee Oliver “a murderer” following Juventus’ dramatic Champions League exit against Real Madrid.
Oliver awarded Madrid an injury time penalty. The penalty decision resulted to an uncontrollable outburst by Juve’s iconic number one which lead to him being sent off. Cristiano Ronaldo duely converted the spot-kick to put the Spaniards into the semis.
Buffon, however suggested Oliver shouldn’t have given the decision because Juventus didn’t get a late penalty in the first leg.
But Buffon’s former teammate and now TV pundit Del Piero think otherwise:
“Emotionally I am very close to Gigi but when he spoke about the referee I couldn’t understand him, honestly.
“I don’t understand why he talked about the previous fixture.
“In football you analyse the present. I understand that it’s a frustrating situation but I think that he will think about what he said and possibly say different words in a few days.”