The days he has had to consider his comments following Juventus' dramatic exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night have not changed much regarding Gianluigi Buffon's thoughts about referee Michael Oliver.
"To award such a doubtful, or super doubtful, penalty just ahead of the final whistle and destroy the work of a team who gave absolutely everything you have to have a rubbish bin instead of your heart", Buffon said.
"But those who insinuated - maybe by only reporting part of what I said - that I am going against Gigi, in bad faith or even happy that Juve were eliminated, is hurting me".
Buffon broke his silence Sunday, however, the veteran was unremorseful for his scathing criticism of Oliver at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Lineker called Buffon's behaviour "out of order" in a tweet directed at the Italian.
Juve players furiously protested the decision, with goalkeeper Buffon receiving a red card, and the 40-year-old pulled no punches in his assessment of the official.
The Old Lady midfielder Sami Khedira has explained referee Michael Oliver was not 100 percent sure when he pointed towards the spot kick after Real's Lucas Vasquez went down inside the six yard box following a contact from Medhi Benatia.
"I had to let that out, even if it damaged my reputation", Buffon told Le Iene, an Italian television show.
'The beauty, the imponderable nature of football, means that unfortunately this young man found himself in a situation that was too complex, too garbled and too big for him to deal with'.
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He added: "To be honest I think it is disgraceful, upsetting and deceptive".
'It wasn't a situation where you could say: "That is definitely a penalty".
The Portuguese ace has netted 15 goals in the competition this season, including at least one in every Real Madrid game.