The UEFA affirmed on Monday that it “strongly condemns” the harassment suffered by Michael Oliver and his wife after the British referee pointed out a penalty in favor of Real Madrid last Wednesday at the added time of the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Juventus.
“We are in contact with them to offer our support and we are fully confident that authorities Competent authorities take action against people who have behaved inappropriately inside and outside social networks “a UEFA spokesman told BBC Sport .
British police opened an investigation about the harassment of Lucy Oliver, wife of Michael Oliver and who also received numerous insults through Twitter, reported the BBC.
The collegiate's wife received threatening text messages after his mobile phone number was made public on the networks after the game.
The judge signaled a penalty in the 93rd minute for a foul in the Mehdi Benatia area on Lucas Vázquez when Juventus won 0-3 at the Santiago Bernabéu, a week after having lost by the same score in Turin. In addition, Italian team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off.
Cristiano Ronaldo's subsequent goal prevented extra time and qualified Real Madrid for the Champions League semi-finals