Juventus Defender Fined, Faces Lengthy Ban For Issuing Death Threat to Inter’s Club Secretary
- Leonardo Bonucci has been handed a hefty fine after confronting Inter Milan Club secretary during a Super Cup match
- The Juventus defended had threatened to kill Inter’s club secretary Cristiano Mozzillo while he was celebrating Alexis Sanchez’s winning goal
- Bonucci has now been fined €10,000 by the Italian Football Authorities and will likely get a lengthy ban for his actions.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has been fined €10,000 and also faces the possibility of a lengthy ban after footage had shown the player threatening Inter Milan’s club secretary Cristiano Mozzillo.
The 34-year old defender had threatened to kill Cristiano Mozillo after Inter’s club secretary celebrated wildly when Alexis Sanchez had grabbed a late winner to seal a 2-1 win against the Old Ladies to win the Italian Super Cup.
According to Sporf, Juventus took the lead in the 25th minute when an unmarked Weston McKennie headed the ball straight past a helpless Samir Handanović. But they weren’t able to hold onto the lead for long as Lautaro Martinez slotted home a penalty to bring the game was all square.
Inter Milan would however seal victory in extra time after a defensive mix-up allowed the Chilean to slot in from close range thereby sparking wild celebrations from the Inter bench.
The Daily Star reports that Bonucci who was about to be introduced into the game was left furious and took out his frustrations on Mozzillo, with footage revealing what was said to spark the fiery clash.
Luckily, the ugly scenes didn't escalate any further, but federal investigators are expected to dig into the confrontation, which could see Bonucci slapped with a ban.
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The Argentine superstar took to his social media to update fans, saying he still needed more time as he continued his recovery.
Messi, currently playing for PSG, tested positive for the virus while on holiday at the tail end of 2021. And was subsequently forced to self-isolate.
Source: Sports Brief News