Michael Oliver received the support from the fans of Italian football after the drama of Wednesday night, has led some fans to attack him and his wife in social networks.
Oliver took in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Juventus in the match against real Madrid, and at the last minute, he awarded Madrid a penalty and sent off Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the protest.
Michael Oliver awarded a penalty during the Champions League final second leg match between real Madrid and Juventus. (Photo by matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty images)
At 3-0 and heading into extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo scored to make 4-3 on aggregate, meaning Madrid advanced to the semifinals.
Rage Buffon to Oliver after the game with the famous goalkeeper saying, the English judge himself “garbage in place of the heart.”
As informs Bi-bi-si, wife of Oliver, Lucy, also a judge, was abused on social media after the game.
So, the Italian fans came out in defense of Olivers #ItaliaLovesMichaelOliver trend on Twitter, with many condemning the abuse.