Gianluigi Buffon enjoys his summer holidays
After the disappointment of the Champions League final, with Juventus losing to Real Madrid in Cardiff, Gianluigi Buffon has been enjoying some time off with girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico.
Buffon is part of the Juventus squad for their tour to America, in what will be an enormous season for the Italian goalkeeper.
Wojciech Szczesny has joined as back-up goalkeeper at Juventus with widespread expectations that Buffon will retire after next summer’s World Cup.
Buffon will be desperate to win the Champions League this coming season, having never won the competition in what has been an incredible career.
Picture of Gianluigi Buffon & girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico goes viral
At the Champions League final, a video of Ilaria D’Amico came to prominence after the Juventus defeat.
D’Amico is a well known presenter on Italian TV and is a famous personality in Italy.
This week, Italian magazine “Che” published photos of Buffon and D’Amico on holiday and one in particular has gone viral.
See how social media reacted below…
Buffon at his best ✌ pic.twitter.com/aiSW86rAMn
— Yousha Bassa (@Bassa_UTD) July 20, 2017
Gigi Buffon enjoying some well deserved holiday time… pic.twitter.com/FmTCDyrkU3
— MobileBet (@MobileBetUK) July 20, 2017
"How do you get over losing a Champions League final?"
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 20, 2017
Picture of Gianluigi Buffon & girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico causes Italian controversy
In Italy, where the picture has gone viral for a few days now, the image of Buffon and D’Amico has caused controversy.
Some have suggested that the magazine Che should not have released the image.
However, Italian sports journalist Maurizio Pistocchi argued on Twitter: “I don’t understand who is offended by this picture: many journalists do the same thing for 365 days a year. And no one ever says anything.”
Non capisco chi si scandalizza per questa foto:tanti giornalisti fanno la stessa cosa per 365 giorni all'anno.E nessuno dice mai niente bn✨ pic.twitter.com/6lU8OmIIff
— Maurizio Pistocchi (@pisto_gol) July 19, 2017