Allegri, Bonucci blames Kean for provoking fans after racist chants
Allegri, Bonucci blames Kean for provoking fans after racist chants
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Allegri, Bonucci blames Kean for provoking fans after racist chants

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci believes team-mate Moise Kean should shoulder 50 per cent of the blame for the racist abuse he allegedly suffered from Cagliari fans on Tuesday.

Kean and team-mate Blaise Matuidi were clearly angered by the incident, and an announcement was made on the stadium to warn fans against offensive behaviour but Bonucci, who opened the scoring with a first-half header, felt Kean should shoulder some responsibility.

"Kean knows that, when you score, it's enough to celebrate with the squad. He could have behaved differently," the centre-back told Sky Sport Italia.

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"There was racist booing; Matuidi got angry. It's a 50-50 - Moise was wrong, and the stand was wrong. We have to be an example."

Bonucci sentiments were echoed by his manager Allegri who also felt Kean provoked the crowd.

"I didn't hear anything because I was focused on the game," said the Juve boss. "It doesn't make sense to talk about these things. It takes intelligence to deal with these situations and you shouldn't provoke people, although, of course, I don't justify what was there,” Allegri said.

Second Goal

Kean scored Juventus' second goal in the 85th minute in Sardinia as Juve claimed a 2-0 victory to move 18 points clear at the top of the table.

There were unsavoury scenes after the 19-year-old's close-range finish, though, as whistles and jeers were aimed at the forward as he celebrated directly in front of a section of home fans.

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