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Italian Defender Leonardo Bonucci Asserts He Felt ‘Humiliated’


Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has initiated legal proceedings against his former club Juventus, alleging that he experienced profound feelings of “humiliation.”

Bonucci made a free transfer to Union Berlin in August after being sidelined from the Juventus squad, reportedly due to a dispute with manager Massimiliano Allegri.

“At great personal distress, I have made the decision to file a lawsuit against Juventus,” stated Bonucci, who is 36 years old. “I felt completely drained, and I felt humiliated.”

Having spent 12 years in Turin during two stints, Bonucci achieved significant success, winning Serie A eight times with Juventus and contributing to Italy’s triumph in Euro 2020.

He was excluded from Allegri’s squad for the pre-season tour in the United States and home friendlies leading up to the 2023-24 Serie A campaign.

Bonucci elaborated in an interview with Sport Mediaset, published on Thursday, “According to my rights, I should have been training with the team regardless of the tactical choices, and I should have been prepared physically to play in the subsequent season. However, this opportunity was not afforded to me, and I was no longer part of the team’s training sessions. I was unable to engage in what I am most passionate about.”

“I am pursuing this legal action because the individuals responsible for enabling me to conclude my career with Juventus in a respectful and dignified manner failed to do so.”

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