Spanish football federation (RFEF) will not take action to Real Madrid defender Pepe, for alleged stepping on the hands of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi in the first leg quarter-final Copa del Rey. RFEF announced the decision after a meeting on Monday (23 / 1) which means the Portugal international player was able to play again this Wednesday at the Camp Nou Stadium.
Pepe has denied having deliberately stepped on Messi's hand. Although, many media cornered the former FC Porto player.
In addition to its action, Pepe also criticized for being treatrikal when tumbling while holding his face due to duel with Cesc Fabregas. Whereas in replay, hands Fabregas was not on the face of Pepe.
"Violence, with excessive aggression, acting is far from behavior of soccer players in the game," wrote Marca.
"What's more, the problem is that he was a controversial," added media based in the City of Madrid's recalling the events of the 2008-09 season when Pepe kicks Getafe player Francisco Casquero who fell. For the incident four years ago, Pepe punished as much as 10 match ban.