Frosinone goalkeeper and newcomer to the Italian Football League Stefano Turati has been suspended for one match for blasphemy during a match his team lost to Napoli over the weekend.
And the Italian league said on Tuesday it had suspended Turati for “blasphemous facial expressions in the 15th minute” that were caught on cameras during a match in which his team lost 1-3 last Saturday.
He added that Turati was punished after the prosecutor’s office of the Italian Football Federation analyzed the footage shown on television.
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The 21-year-old man was “clearly seen by television cameras uttering a blasphemous expression that was audible and recognizable without the slightest doubt.”
Violation of blasphemy laws is an offense under Italian law, and Italian football league authorities have regularly issued fines for such behavior since 1975.
Turati, who plays for Italy Under-21s, will miss Frosinone’s next home game against Atalanta.