Michael and Lucy Oliver: Uefa 'strongly condemns' abuse after Gianluigi Buffon criticism

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Michael Oliver awarded a last-minute penalty as Real Madrid knocked Juventus out of the Champions League last week and was criticised by keeper Gianluigi Buffon and some Italian media.

His wife's mobile phone number was posted on social media and she received abusive text messages.

"Uefa strongly condemns the abuse directed at Michael Oliver and his wife", read a Uefa statement.

Federation Internationale de Football Association refereeing supreme Massimo Busacca on Monday scolded Buffon for saying ref Michael Oliver should have thought of the sensitive moment in the match when he made the decision for which the keeper saw red after jostling and screaming in the ref's face.

Buffon, whose side had fought back from a 3-0 first-leg advantage to level the aggregate score at 3-3 at the Bernabeu Stadium before being beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo's last-gasp spot kick, said the referee had a "bag of rubbish for a heart" and stood by his claims at the weekend.

"We are aware of threatening messages being posted on social media."
I am in harmony with the club, ' he told Mediaset Premium.

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Police have also offered their support to Oliver and his wife Lucy and warned social media trolls they could be committing a criminal offence by abusing them.

A spokesperson for Twitter confirmed that several offensive tweets reported by Lucy Oliver have been removed for violating its abuse policy. But that means you're alive, and that's why I came into the world.

"I'd say them all again - maybe with a different type of language, one that was more civilised, let's say".

Despite being criticised for his comments the World Cup victor doubled down on Saturday by saying: "The content remains and I stand by all of it".

The 33-year-old Northumberland referee was the fourth official at the Huddersfield-Watford game on Saturday and is due to take charge of the West Ham-Stoke relegation battle on Monday night.

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