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Frosinone goalkeeper Turati given one-match blasphemy ban

Frosinone goalkeeper Stefano Turati was on Tuesday handed a one-match ban for blasphemy after being caught on TV during his team’s weekend loss to Napoli.

In a statement, Serie A said that Turati had been suspended for “making a blasphemous expression in the 15th minute” of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat.

Serie A said that Turati had been punished following analysis of television footage by prosecutors at the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

The 21-year-old was “clearly filmed by the TV cameras uttering a blasphemous expression which was audible and identifiable without any margin of reasonable doubt”.

An under-21 international, Turati will now miss promoted Frosinone’s next league fixture, at home against Atalanta.

Turati is not the first player to fall foul of the FIGC’s anti-blasphemy laws, goalkeeping icon Gianluigi Buffon suffering the same punishment in March 2021 after being caught being foul-mouthed with Juventus teammate Manolo Portanova.

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