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Who shot Bonucci?
by Samuel Charles, December 10th, 2012 9:19PM
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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Today's title isn't the name of a whodunit, or new Hollwood blockbuster, it's what Nicklas Bendtner tweeted after Leonardo Bonucci's hilarious dive late in Juventus’ 1-0 win at Palermo:

"who shot bonucci? ;) haha" -- went Bendtner’s tweet.

This zinger, directed at Bendtner’s own teammate, generated quite a buzz, and it involves two players headed in very different directions.

Bendtner, 24, played 31 EPL games for Arsenal four years ago, scoring 15 goals in all comps. Loaned to lowly Sunderland last year, now to Juve, where he has zero goals in 8 appearances, with two starts.

Bonucci, 25, finished a second year in Serie B four years ago, but he was a fixture for Coach Antonio Conte’s unbeaten Italian champions last season, got a 5-year-deal from Juve in April, and he’s a major part of Serie A’s stingiest defense again this year. The 6-foot-3 defender started five of Italy’s six games at Euro 2012, including the final.

Still, Bendtner may be right when he implies there’s a grassy knoll at the Stadio Renzo Barbera, how else do you explain this lamentable laydown?

Check out that bizarre arm action ...

We’ve included Juve’s goal, mostly to show Mirko Vucinic setting the table for Stephan Lichtsteiner, with his perfectly timed and executed backheel, just after halftime…

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