I have come to this a bit late, prompted by the GIF thread.
Messi makes a meal of that ‘push’ to the head IMO. we can argue all day about the symantics of how hard, etc but my initial reaction from the GIF was ‘that’s not what I want from the best player in the world”.
I think it’s DMD that says this too, the recent Barca v Real games are some of the worst adverts for the game. BOTH sides contribute to this feast of overacting, petty spats and stupidity. Mourinho is an incendiary element to the whole thing, but again both sides are capable of acting like 7 year old girls.
If you want to watch how a feud should be settled on a football pitch check out the Battle of Santiago as advertised on the Ramble
Not pretty, but I’d rather watch that than the histrionics of the current Classico match ups.
How have I never seen this before?? That is bloody brutal! They’d be facing assault charges in this day and age - and no doubt Hansen would be talking about how it was perfectly legal back in his day..