Buffon & Ilaria D'Amico

Picture of Gianluigi Buffon & girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico goes viral, causes Italian controversy

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.

See: Ilaria D’Amico in tears for Gigi Buffon after the Champions League final (Video).

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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…

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.”