Those who saw El Clasico this weekend saw Leo Messi kick the ball into the stands in a moment of frustration. A rare breakdown by a player upheld as the epitome of good sportsmanship. The Bernabeu crowd made their displeasure clear. But it was comical to see who gave Messi, a lecture on good behaviour.
Pepe. A thug of the first order. A player who went insane in an orgy of violence against Getafe and after being ejected carried his fury to the Real Madrid bench where he had to be physically restrained. A 10 match ban obviously was not enough for this clown.