Moise Kean's racial abuse: Leonardo Bonucci finally reacts to criticisms

Moise Kean's racial abuse: Leonardo Bonucci finally reacts to criticisms

- Moise Kean's racial abuse saga forces Leonardo Bonucci to condemn the attack on the 19-year-old

- This came hours after Bonucci had partly blamed the striker for the attack from Cagliary fans during their Serie A clash

- Both Bonucci and Moise scored a goal each of the match to hand the Old Lady maximum points after regulation period

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has responded to heavy criticisms aimed at him after partly blaming his teammate Moise Kean for the racial abuse he was subjected to by Cagliari fans.

The 19-year-old forward, who scored his side's second goal towards the end of the game, suffered racial attack from the home fans all through the game.

Having found the back of the net in the 85th minute, Kean celebrated his goal in front of home supporters.

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Instead of condemning Cagliary fans at the end of the encounter, Bonucci claimed Kean was '50-50 to blame' for the fans actions.

Meanwhile, the defender's remarks has attracted heavy criticism from football stakeholders including Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling.

Bonucci earlier said that the teenage striker could have: "done something differently."

"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 said afterwards.

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"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."

But the Italian defender has finally responded, posting a picture of himself with Kean from an Italy international and adding the following message.

Moise Kean's racism abuse: Leonardo Bonucci finally reacts to criticisms
Leonardo Bonucci's reaction after heavy criticisms on Moise Kean's racial abuse
Source: Instagram

"Regardless of everything, in any case... No to racism," Bonucci wrote, adding a strong arm emoji.

Legit.ng earlier reported that England national football team cruised to another convincing victory after thrashing Montenegro 5-1 in the ongoing UEFA Euro qualifiers on Monday night.

Two goals from Ross Barkley and one each from Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Michael Keane ensured Gareth Southgates men recorded yet another impressive result in about four days.

Sterling's goal made it four goals in his lat two matches for the English national team, having scored hat-trick in their 5-0 win over Czech Republic last Friday.

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