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Spanish papers brand Pepe 'shameful' for stamping on Lionel Messi

Guardian - The normally loyal Madrid-based sports papers rounded on Pepe on Thursday after the Real Madrid defender's stamp on Lionel Messi's hand during Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg defeat by Barcelona.

The behaviour of the Portuguese international, who was playing in an unfamiliar central midfield role, was "shameful" and "intolerable", Marca wrote in an opinion piece, while the As columnist Luis Nieto said he deserved "general condemnation" and should be punished.

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