Paulo Dybala apologised for celebrating a Juventus goal while Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino lay unconscious. “I was wrong.”
Mario Mandzukic’s goal was eventually disallowed in chaotic scenes during Juve’s 3-2 victory at the Stadio Bentegodi on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo had collided with Sorrentino, leaving him momentarily out cold, before goal-line technology confirmed the ball had crossed the line.
Dybala and captain Giorgio Chiellini were criticised on social media for celebrating the goal while Chievo teammates rushed to check on Sorrentino.
When this was pointed out to him on Instagram by a supporter, Dybala was repentant.
“You’re right! I didn’t realise what was happening at that moment. I was wrong.”
Sorrentino regained consciousness within a few seconds, but was taken to hospital with a fractured nose and suspected head trauma.