Bonucci in the sights of Albanian fans: in Tirana offensive chants for Italy captain

Leonardo Bonucci in the sights of Albanian fans: offensive chants for the Italy captain during the match in Tirana.

Edited by Vito Lamorte

Leonardo Bonucci lived a not easy night in Tirana and also ended up in the sights of a group of Albanian fans during the friendly between Italian national and theAlbania. The Azzurri beat Edy Reja’s team 3-1, but the match was difficult for Roberto Mancini’s boys: Ismajli put the Albanians ahead with a header from the middle of the area and the Albanian defender was only the blue number 19.

Quite a serious marking error for one of his experiences, but the Italy captain made up for it in the second half when he saved an accurate shot on the line: Bonucci showed positional sense and that sixth sense that saw him behind Meret to clear the ball of the goal.

In addition to the defence, however, in the second half the Juventus defender was the protagonist of a rather curious episode: at one point a not exactly cordial chorus rose in his direction from the Albanian fans and the situation was also underlined by the Rai commentator. , Alberto Rimedio.

In perfect Italian, the fans in the stadium that saw Roma triumph in the Conference League last year chanted the refrain: “Bonucci, Bonucci, vaff…lo”.

It is not clear why the Albanian fans hate him, but the insults can also be heard very well on TV: it is a situation that clashes with the ovation that Leonardo Bonucci, along with Sandro Tonali and Federico Chiesa, received at the time of reading the formations. Many Albanian fans support the Italians and Serie A is the most followed league in Albania.

After the match in Tirana, Roberto Mancini’s Italian team will play another friendly on Sunday, November 20, the day on which the World Cup in Qatar will begin: the Azzurra will play in Vienna against Austria.

Source: Fan Page IT