- Gianluigi Buffon opted to go against tradition and not part with his shirt
- Instead the legendary goalkeeper opted to give a supporter his football shorts
- Buffon whipped them off at full-time and handed them over to a fan
- Juventus tied the game with Barcelona and now sit second in Group D
It’s commonplace for footballers to hand over their shirts at the full-time whistle, either swapping with opponents or throwing them into the crowd to be caught by a lucky fan.
Less so for shorts.
But, when you’re Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, you can pretty much do whatever you want.
Gianluigi Buffon decided to surprise a supporter following Juventus’ draw with Barcelona
The legendary goalkeeper decided to shake things up and throw his shorts into the crowd
The fan who caught the iconic stopper’s shorts showed them off for the cameras
Buffon saluted the supporters in the Allianz Stadium for getting behind their side
The 39-year-old then made his way over to the tunnel in his Y-fronts
Following the midweek clash of the titans between Juve and Barcelona, Buffon did exactly that after keeping clean sheet and earning a valuable point.
As the full-time whistle sounded, Buffon headed over to a section of the home supporters to show his appreciation.
Wolf whistles soon began to erupt among the crowd as fans realised the legendary stopper had started to remove his playing shorts.
Reaching the advertisement boards separating the touchline from the stands, Buffon hauled his shorts to the crowd, into the hands of one happy supporter.
Buffon was at his best for his side and helped keep Barca at bay to register a clean sheet
The iconic goalkeeper pulled off a string of top saves as Juventus took a valuable point
Buffon and Co will now enter the final group game knowing a win will confirm their progression
The 39-year-old then trotted off back to the tunnel in his Y-fronts, clapping the remaining fans in the Allianz Stadium as he went.
Buffon was in strong form in the clash, pulling off a string of top saves to keep Barca’s mercurial ranks at bay.
The 0-0 stalemate means Juve remain second in Group D on eight points, three adrift of first place Barca.
In the group’s other clash, Sporting Lisbon’s demolition of Olympiakos sees them breathing down the neck of the Old Lady with seven points.
Buffon and Juve will face Olympiacos in the final game of the group, with victory needed to book their place in the round of 16.