Bonucci Says Kean Is Partially To Blame For Being Racially Abused

Juventus captain, Leonardo Bonucci has says that teenage forward, Moise Kean was partially to blame for the racist abuse targeted at him during Juventus’ win against Cagliari in the seria A.

The forward, who played in place of Ronaldo scored in the 85th minute to seal Juventus’ win and celebrated in front of the fans who had been targeting him with monkey chants since the first minute.

After the game, Bonucci said the 19-year old was partly to blame for his celebration.

“Kean knows that when he scores a goal, he has to focus on celebrating with his team-mates. He knows he could’ve done something differently too,” he said.

“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.”

Coach Massimiliano Allegri also blamed Kean for provoking the home fans.

“He scored another goal and did better in the second half, whereas he got more or less everything wrong in the first half,” he told Sky Sport Italia .

“I didn’t hear anything from the stands, as I was focused on the game. You need great intelligence to deal with these situations and should not go to provoke people. That, of course, does not mean the idiots in the crowd and the way they reacted should be justified.

“As always in life, there are idiots who do stupid things and ruin it for everyone else. I don’t think talking about it all the time helps. I don’t think halting play helps, because not everyone in the stadium did that.

“We need to use the cameras, find those who are doing it and punish them. It’s very simple, identify them and not one-year ban or two, just give them a lifetime ban. We’ve got the technology, it can be done if the authorities want to. The problem is, they don’t really want to.”

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