Revealed: Leonardo Bonucci faces a lengthy ban after pushing Inter Milan secretary Cristiano Mosillo during Juventus’ Super Cup loss to rivals.
- Inter Milan won the Italian Super Cup final against their arch-rival Juventus
- Leonardo Bonucci was involved in a brawl with Inter president Cristiano Mozillo
- He was furious with Mozzillo’s celebrations after Alexis Sanchez’s win
- The Juventus defender now faces a lengthy ban for his behavior on the touchline
Leonardo Bonucci is said to be facing a lengthy ban after he badly pushed Inter Milan secretary Cristiano Mozillo over the touchline while their rival celebrated a late victory over Juventus in the Super Cup final.
Bonucci saw the red after Mozillo cheered heavily after Alexis Sanchez’s dramatic goal to win the title, with the defender – who was poised to introduce him as second captain – now at a stalemate with Italian football chiefs.
The footage shows the Juventus defender who – frustrated by not appearing during the match up to this point and seeing his team concede at the last minute – lost his nerve and pushed and insulted an Inter employee on the sidelines.
Leonardo Bonucci (left) faces a ban for pushing Inter Milan secretary Cristiano Mosillo
The Italian veteran got involved in a gunfight after seeing Mozzillo celebrate
Alexis Sanchez (Cup central midfield) scored the winning goal in the last minute to win the final 2-1
Mozzillo is the former secretary of the Napoli Academy and is now the first secretary of Inter, having worked with the youth team since 2018.
And Italian outlet Il Tempo claimed that the Euro 2020 winner may now find himself in trouble with Italian football authorities.
The report adds that Mozzillo viewed his reaction in disbelief, as officials had to rein in the veteran centre-back.
Juventus declined to comment after contacting him Sportsmail.
The horrific images leave no doubt and Bonucci’s unsportsmanlike behavior may end up in the referee’s post-match determination. Bonucci can be suspended for a number of matches after his disrespectful behaviour.
Bonucci was frustrated on the sidelines as he waited to come before Mozzillo got angry
The defender’s unleashing of his anger and frustration was an unwelcome gesture on the part of Max Allegri, who is already dealing with setbacks, controversies and poor form this season.
The Italian was waiting to come as a late substitute with the only goal of taking the penalty kick in the event of a penalty shootout.
The Juventus staff have reportedly urged their players to forgo a free kick so the 34-year-old can be served.
But the Bianconeri’s plan quickly collapsed when Sanchez fouled Alex Sandro to secure Inter’s 2-1 victory.