Juve’s Kean ’50-50′ to blame for racist abuse, claims Bonucci

Date published: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 9:58

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Leonardo Bonucci thinks team-mate Moise Kean should take half of the blame after being racially abused by Cagliari supporters in Juventus’ 2-0 victory.

Kean and another black team-mate Blaise Matuidi were taunted with monkey chants throughout the contest at the Sardegna Arena.

The abuse towards 19-year-old Kean intensified on 85 minutes when he scored Juve’s second goal and celebrated in front of the Cagliari fans.

And astonishingly, Bonucci decided to put some of the blame on Kean due to his celebration.

“Kean knows that when he scores a goal, he has to focus on celebrating with his teammates. He knows he could’ve done something differently too,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.

“There were racist jeers after the goal, Blaise heard it and was angered. I think the blame is 50-50, because Moise shouldn’t have done that and the Curva should not have reacted that way.

“We are professionals, we have to set the example and not provoke anyone.

“I prefer to talk about the great performance. We were aggressive on the wings, as we knew they could cause problems with crosses.

“We knew Cagliari do zonal marking and leave that gap open, so we’d practiced in training yesterday and it worked out perfectly.”


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