Juventus beat Cagliari 2-0 on Tuesday night in a night sullied by yet more moronic racist abuse and chanting, particularly directed toward Juve’s teenage striker Moise Kean.
Both Kean and teammate Blaise Matuidi were booed and heckled throughout the game, with Matuidi even threatening to walk off the pitch at one point.
Kean then nipped in to score the in the 85th minute and duly celebrated by facing off with the braying Cagliari fans behind the goal as the abuse intensified.
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While most commended Kean for standing up to the racist taunts, he didn’t receive quite the same backing from his own teammates.
Rather depressingly, Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci was quick to lump a portion of the blame on the 19-year-old striker in a ridiculous comment made to Sky Sport Italia made after the game.
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.
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.
Pies would wholeheartedly suggest that a teenager who has been racially abused by a stadium full of pillocks for an entire evening has the right to celebrate a match-winning goal in any way he bloody well wants.
— Moise Kean (@MoiseKean) 2 April 2019
You tell ’em, Moise.