Moise Kean's teammate says he is '50-50' to blame for racist abuse he received against Cagliari
"I think the blame is 50-50"
Young Juventus striker Moise Kean suffered racist abuse from the home fans in Juve's 2-0 away victory over Cagliari on Tuesday evening.
The 19-year-old responded in the best way possible, by scoring his team's second goal of the game and securing the three points for his team.
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After scoring, he celebrated defiantly in front of the home fans standing still with his arms outstretched.
After the game however, his teammate and Italian international Leonardo Bonucci criticised Kean for his celebration, saying he should have stayed with his teammates and that he was the blame for the abuse was "50-50" between him and the Cagliari fans.
"You celebrate goals with your team-mates," said Bonucci. "He could have done it differently."
"I think the blame is 50-50. Moise should not have done that and the Curva [fans] should not have reacted in that way."
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri also said that Moise Kean should not have gone over to the home fans.
"He shouldn't have celebrated in that manner," said Allegri. "He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn't be heard."
Allegri did however call the abusive fans "idiots" and called for them to be given lifetime bans.
"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," he continued.
"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.
Bonucci subsequently received many messages from Juventus fans on social media urging him to stand by his teammate.
Say no to racism
— Rasha. (@RashaB92) April 2, 2019
Supporte your teammates 🤫 pic.twitter.com/0y04GXNo5m
— letronic (@leehsheckler) April 2, 2019
Its 50-50 to blame?? Not right Leo. pic.twitter.com/xZlrZSCOdw
— Jajan9 (@JajangAdp) April 2, 2019
There were also multiple replies with just the image of Kean's celebration.
Fair play to the Juve fans - and there's a lot of them - calling out Bonucci for his idiotic "50-50" comments about Moise Kean being racially abused last night. So many replying to his last tweet with this. pic.twitter.com/DTgIfpSC8r
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) April 3, 2019