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Buffon hit with a one-game ban for blasphemy

Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been banned for one match for making a blasphemous expression and will play no part in Saturday's Turin derby against Torino. The ruling was given by the Italian Federal Court of Appeal on Tuesday. The veteran goalie was initially fined €5,000(£4,260) for an incident that occurred during a Serie A clash against Parma on December 19 last year. He was alleged to have shouted 'Porco Dio!, which translates as 'God is a pig', towards his team-mate Manolo Portanova. Although the supposed comment was not proven initially by the Italian authorities due to lack of clear audio, the verdict was upgraded to a ban after an appeal by the federal prosecutor. Therefore, Buffon will be on a one-match suspension which effectively rules him out of the Turin de...