Champions League: Uefa condemns abuse of referee Michael Oliver


Michael Oliver Buffon Juventus Real Madrid Champions League

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Referee Michael Oliver was confronted by Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus players after awarding Real Madrid a late penalty in the Champions League

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Michael Oliver Buffon Juventus Real Madrid Champions League

English ref’s wife Lucy has also received threatening texts following the Real Madrid vs. Juventus clash last week

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 8:26am

A week after Michael Oliver broke Juventus hearts and sent off Gianluigi Buffon in their dramatic Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid tempers are still running high in Turin.

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Consequently Uefa has issued a statement defending the Premier League referee and his wife Lucy, and urging the authorities to act.

Mrs Oliver is a Women’s Super League referee, who also officiates men’s non-league football, and according to BBC Sport she has “received threatening texts after her mobile number was posted on social media following the game”.

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