But what joke are we talking about? Let's talk about Buffon's joke at the end of the Coppa Italia 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 making 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