Gigi Buffon - The classiest footballer around?

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Signed an autograph during Italy’s game yesterday.



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    http://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...gesture-following-german-defeat-34852282.html

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    Also stayed with Juve in Serie B when he could’ve probably more or less chosen his new club. For the record, he was cleared of all charges re: Calciopoli, before anyone jumps at it.
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    2cents Full Member

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    Isn't he a fascist sympathetizer or something?
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Not heard of this, weird that he wants to be part of FIFA's "Say no to racism" campaign.
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    "The goalkeeper's decision to wear 88 caused consternation among Italy's Jewish community, which pointed out that the figure is a neo-Nazi symbol. "H" is the eighth letter of the alphabet, so 88 equates to HH, or Heil Hitler.

    Buffon has previously worn a shirt bearing the slogan "Boia chi molla" - "Death to cowards" - which was used by fascists in Benito Mussolini's day."
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    You what, mate?
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    There's a good chance I've the wrong end of the stick here.
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    woodhouseparkred Banned

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    Is it really necessary to bring up an athletes political leanings? Having done a quick search on the internet, a story did come up in 2016, where someone "thought", he had fascist tendencies, whether it is true or not, no-one knows apart from those close to him. Other than that, he will always be the ultimate professional and also the classiest as the thread title suggests.
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Well if those things are true, there's an easy answer to the question: No, he's not. :lol:
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    I think it's fair to bring those things up if the question is whether he's the classiest player around.
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    So how do you define 'class' in a footballer?
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Yes, he's one of them as well.
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    woodhouseparkred Banned

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    Oh, I agree, but those were things he did when he was younger, which has no bearing in what he has done since then. You'll have to go a long way to find a "classy", player.
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    woodhouseparkred Banned

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    Well, certainly not Suarez with his biting incidents, certainly not Peter Schmeichel and his alleged racist insult to Ian Wright, or Suarez again and his insult to Patrice Evra etc etc etc....the list is endless.
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    So I guess he's not then, should've done more research.
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    That's it?
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    The CPS decided not to charge him and the FA hardly got involved since it was a racist incident it was deemed as a criminal offence, whereas the CPS didn't get involved with the Suarez/Evra incident because Evra didn't press criminal charges (if I am correct.)
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    He's my favourite non united player ever. just consistent world class performances and leadership from the get go.
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    I think it's harsh to hold someone in contempt for something they did when they were barely in their twenties (something that's bad solely due to political connotations, not like he was attending rallies). Similarly, you could denigrate the characters of a lot people who sported a Che Guevara logo (that must amount to millions upon millions).

    Anyway, I think Buffon probably is the classiest footballer around. Great player, incredible career.
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    Just me that thinks signing an autograph during a game is a bit disrespectful to the other team?
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    We only need to go back to the days of Paolo Di Canio, Mark Bosnich and also Robin Van Persie who have all done the nazi salutes in games which could give reference to their political leanings.
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    It's Lichtenstein, he could've signed the shirts for the whole stadium and I don't think that the opposing team would've mind, if he signed their shirts too, mind
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    Classy XI?

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    Patrice Evra. Lahm is not that classy, i remember his biography a few years ago didnt go down too well in Germany :lol:
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    Javier Zanetti.
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    Always liked Puyol.

    Sorry for the music :lol:

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    Aye, I've always seen Lahm as a bit geeky or something too. Polar opposite of Berba.

    Darmian's quite stylish. I'd say half of the classy XI would be Italian tbf :lol:
    Schweini's cool as feck, and was classy on the pitch too.
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    Not really a Barcelona fan, but as a football supporter, the classiest captains of all time. "So you got hit by a f'king lighter, so what, just concentrate on the game Pique.." :lol:
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    woodhouseparkred Banned

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    So, we have at least a Captain for a "Classy XI", then.
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    Yes, it is entirely possible he has no far right leanings and regrets his youthful foolishness. But in the context of the OPs question, it is relevant to cite.

    Also, I'm not sure Che Guevara and the Nazis are moral equivelants.
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    Not really, but his regime was similar to what you described earlier in your post i.e. his philosophy was also to shoot those who he thought were cowards.

    There are those who think Che was a hero just as there are those who think Hitler was a hero (those who have right-wing tendencies) however, both groups of people are wrong in hero worshipping disgusting and vile human beings.
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    Yes indeed. I think, however, many could plead plausible ignorance regarding Guevara, but probably not the Nazis in mainland Europe. Anyway. It's a moot point.