Monday February 27 2012
Buffon conscience is clear

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has stood by his controversial post-match comments over the Milan goal that never was.

Sulley Muntari should have put the Rossoneri 2-0 up in Saturday’s game after the match officials failed to recognise that the ‘keeper’s save had occurred behind the line.

Buffon claimed after the 1-1 draw that he wouldn’t have informed the referee that a goal should have been awarded had he realised the ball was in.

“I would repeat my words again,” Buffon told Sky Sport Italia this morning as he arrived at Italy’s Coverciano training base.

“If I had understood that the ball was over the line then I wouldn’t have said anything. I wouldn’t have buried my team.

“My conscience is clear. After all, I have set a good example on many other occasions.”

Buffon is also quoted in La Stampa today where he defended his point of view following the controversial incident.

“Bring me whoever would have helped the referee,” the former Parma shot-stopper noted. “All I thought about was to get the ball – perhaps Muntari should have done better.

“Their unfavourable incident may have weighed more than the one that went against us [Alessandro Matri’s disallowed onside goal], but the game should have finished 2-2 anyway…”

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