Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon sends a message to his old side Parma - “welcome back among the professionals”.
The Ducali collapsed into bankruptcy at the end of last season, and were forced to begin again in Serie D, the highest amateur League.
With his old side having secured promotion to the Lega Pro at the weekend, the Italy captain offered his congratulations on Instagram.
“My dear Parma,” Buffon began.
“Welcome back among the professionals, where you deserve to be. I know what it means to fall down, get up, and regain the place you deserve.
“The road ahead of you to get back among the greats is still long, but yours is a wonderful story of football and love and I’m cheering for you.”
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