Juventus star insists Moise Kean is '50-50' to blame for racist chants in Cagliari clash

It was reported Kean was subject to abuse throughout the match by sections of the home crowd.

However, the 19-year-old made a point of standing next to the post, with his arms spread in defiant pose after scoring in the 85th minute.

And fellow team-mate Bonucci, who scored Juve’s opening goal, believes the Italy international could have celebrated his goal in another way and not in from of Cagliari’s ‘ultra’ fans at the Sardegna Arena.

“Kean knows that when he scores a goal, he has to focus on celebrating with his teammates,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.

“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.”

Bonucci’s sentiment was echoed by Juventus’ manager Massimiliano Allegri, who insisted the player should not have celebrated in such a way, while also calling for those responsible for the racist chants to be given lifetime bans.

“He shouldn’t have celebrated in that manner,” Allegri said.

“He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn’t be heard.”

“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.”

Afterwards, Kean took to Instagram to post a photo of his celebration alongside a caption which read: “The best way to respond to racism #notoracism”.


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