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RFEF Cave On Mourinho Suspension

The disciplinary committee of the Spanish FA (RFEF) totally capitulated when it had a chance to make a statement about the increasing acrimonious feelings between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

At the start of the season Real Madrid and Barcelona met in the Supercup, which is played between the winners of the Spanish League title and the Champions of the Copa del Rey.

A brawl occurred near the sidelines following a dangerous challenge from Real Madrid defender Marcelo on Cesc Fabrigas in injury time of the match, during which Mesut Ozil and David Villa both shown red cards.

Mourinho was caught by cameras walking behind Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova and sticking a finger in his eye during the brawl. Vilanova responded by aiming a slap at the head of the Real Madrid coach, while Mourinho walked away smirking.

With a chance to make a statement the disciplinary committee of the Spanish FA (RFEF) decided that Mourinho should only serve a two game ban as there was no proof of his intention to injure Vilanova with his action. Vilanova has also been given a one game suspension for his reaction, while both have also been fined 600 Euros.

As of that penalty was not soft enough, the RFEF declared that the suspensions only applies to the Supercup, so that neither coach will miss any matches of the Spanish domestic season. Ridiculous decision!