Buffon and the joke about the coronavirus: “I wanted to make the Chinese fan feel at ease”

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Buffon and the joke about the coronavirus: "I wanted to make the Chinese fan feel comfortable" (photo Ansa)

ROME – Was Buffon 's bad taste joke about the Chinese and the coronavirus?

But what joke are we talking about? Let's talk about Buffon's joke at the end of the Italian Cup match against Milan. The goalkeeper, after the game, talking to a Chinese fan joked about the coronavirus:

“Watch out for the Corona huh ?! I look at you eh! Watch out for the Corona! Are you from Wuhan ?! I look at you eh … ".

The joke seemed inappropriate to many. So the question: was it a tacky joke or just an innocent joke?

Buffon himself replies:

“It is a joke I would make again – says Buffon -. It was a nice question to create empathy. There are always a lot of Chinese fans in San Siro; that evening he was alone and in a corner. To make him feel at ease, I tried to interact with him by doing a couple of autographs and talking to each other ".

“I wanted to send a signal at a time when, especially in Italy, there is a lot of intolerance – added Buffon -. I wanted to break this wall, so much so that I even caressed it. I apologize if anyone felt offended. "

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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