Spain’s soccer federation (RFEF) has opened an investigation into Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho’s eye-poking incident in last week’s Spanish Super Cup match against Barcelona, the body said on Tuesday.
Officials examined television images of the moment when Mourinho jabbed a finger into the eye of Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova, who responded by cuffing the Portuguese round the back of the head, and they said both men would be investigated.
A huge scuffle between the two sides took place at the end of Wednesday’s match in the Nou Camp, when Barca were crowned Super Cup winners, after Real defender Marcelo leaped feet first into a tackle with Barca new boy Cesc Fabregas.
Brazilian Marcelo, his German team mate Mesut Ozil and Barca’s Spanish international striker David Villa were all shown red cards after the melee. All three were banned for one match by the federation.