Cristian Bunino: Former Juventus Striker Sent Off for Urinating on Touchline During Serie C Match

Cristian Bunino: Former Juventus Striker Sent Off for Urinating on Touchline During Serie C Match

Elijah Odetokun
March 20, 2023 at 4:38 PM
  • Former Juventus striker Cristian Bunino was shown a red card during a Serie C match
  • The Lecco striker was sent off before he came on after he decided to urinate on the touchline
  • His manager asked for some understanding in handling the matter as 'no one saw him'

Cristian Bunino is a former Juventus striker, having signed for the Italian giants from Serie C club, Pro Vercelli in 2015 in a swap deal involving two other players.

He never made a senior appearance for the Old Lady, going on a series of loans before he was sold to Pescara in 2018, with whom he spent three years and was dispatched from on multiple loans.

He returned to his former club, Pro Vercelli in 2021 and has gone on two loans yet again, and is currently in the third division of Italian football with Lecco.

Cristian Bunino, Juventus, Lecco, Serie C.
Cristian Bunino during his playing days for Juventus. Photo by Daniele Badolato.
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Bunino urinates on the touchline

As reported by Mirror UK, the 26-year-old striker was shown a straight red card after he was caught urinating on the touchline while preparing to enter the field of play.

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Bunino started the match on the bench and while getting ready to be substituted in the 73rd minute, he had the urge to relieve himself.

Despite his attempts to hide the action of urinating, he was seen by the assistant official who beckoned to the referee.

Lecco head coach, Luciano Foschi defended his player claiming it was nature and asked for understanding in handling his case, as reported by Gazzetta.

''It's the rules and they must be applied, but I was hoping that the officials would use common sense because he didn't offend anyone and no one saw it. I was hoping for a yellow card, but the referee didn't make a mistake. And Bunino? In my opinion, he didn't even know what was going to happen,'' he said.

3SC official suspended for urinating

Sports Brief also reported on a 3SC official caught urinating in the centre circle ahead of a Nigerian Professional Football League match in Ibadan.

The photo of the filthy act, which went viral on the internet, was taken ahead of Shooting Stars match against Akwa United, which ended 2-2.

The club was fined and the official was suspended from all football-related activities for one year by the NPFL's League Management Committee.

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