Even Joey Barton Mocks Pepe After Clasico Incident with Cesc Fabregas

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterMarch 23, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Neymar of Barcelona is challenged by Pepe of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Pepe and Cesc Fabregas were involved in a bizarre off-the-ball incident when Lionel Messi levelled the Clasico at 2-2 in the first half, prompting Joey Barton to pass judgement on the Portuguese's conduct.

Pepe, who has a reputation for play-acting and misconduct on the pitch, was taken to task on Twitter by the QPR midfielder.

Being aware of his own slightly less-than-perfect reputation, Barton did it with his tongue in cheek:

Pepe is a bigger nob than me on the pitch. (And that takes some doing) #ElClasico

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 23, 2014

[Demarke]

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