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Buffon Shows True Class As Italian Fans Boo Swedish National Anthem

Esquire (UK) logo Esquire (UK) 3 days ago The Editors
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Goalkeeping monolith Gianluigi Buffon may have bowed out of international football in the most disappointing of circumstances, failing to qualify for the World Cup in a stalemate against Sweden, but the Italian still gave the watching world a reminder of his class before the game even kicked off.

Buffon: I am sorry (Sky Sports)

With tensions running high at the San Siro, large sections of the home fans decided to boo their opponent's national anthem - never a good look, to be fair - a gesture that Buffon defied by setting an altogether better example:

Here's hoping Buffon gets over the disappointment and enjoys Russia 2017 like the rest of us: feet up in front of the TV on a dusty Tuscan veranda, sipping on a fine Brunello di Montalcino. Well, a bit like the rest of us.

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