Saturday April 14 2018
Gattuso: 'I was worse than Buffon'

Gennaro Gattuso concedes he is “frankly the last person who can talk” about Gigi Buffon’s furious reaction in Real Madrid-Juventus.

What was probably the final act of the goalkeeper’s Champions League career saw him sent off for dissent in stoppages of the quarter-final.

Buffon later lambasted referee Michael Oliver for “assassinating dreams” and not handling the pressure of the situation.

“I am frankly the last person who can talk about the way others react,” fiery Milan Coach Gattuso said in a Press conference.

“I did much worse than that, because when the vein gets blocked up, you don’t know what’s going on. I nearly headbutted Joe Jordan, I went into the stands to insult Leonardo… I just can’t talk.

“Gigi remains a great teammate and a great champion. When he feels ready, I think he will apologise. I felt sad for Juventus, but proud of Italian football.

“When I stepped on to the field, I was ready to do battle even against my own father if it meant victory for my team. I say it was my evil twin Rino who was on the pitch and to be honest that hasn’t changed.

“I still feel embarrassed when I watch back footage of what I’ve done, especially now my son can see them on the Internet.

“Having said that, I can’t understand why there is no VAR in the Champions League. What are referees for behind the line when you can put them in a room in front of a video replay? There is so much revolving around the Champions League, so many interests, it’s unthinkable there’s no VAR.”

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