Gianluigi Buffon takes case to fans

June 9, 2012
By Associated Press

KRAKOW, Poland -- Clearly angered with his treatment from the Italian media after being linked to a match-fixing scandal, Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has made an emotional appeal to fans ahead of the team's European Championship opener Sunday against Spain.

Reports surfaced last week regarding large payments from Buffon to the owner of a tobacco shop that is also a betting parlor. The Italy captain has not been placed under investigation and ...

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