Bernabeu manager punished for Super Cup fracas.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has been handed a two-match ban for jabbing his finger into the eye of Barcelona’s assistant coach.
Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova has been banned for one match for reacting to Mourinho by slapping him during a mass brawl in the final moments of Real Madrid’s Super Cup loss to Barcelona on 17th August.
The ill feeling between the two bitter rivals boiled over at the end of their match at the Camp Nou, which Barcelona won 3-2, giving them a 5-4 aggregate victory and the Super Cup trophy.
Real defender Marcelo’s ugly challenge on Cesc Fabregas just before injury-time sparked the altercation between both benches
As players from both sides tussled on the field, television pictures showed Mourinho walking over to Pep Guardiola’s assistant Vilanova and poking him in the eye.
Mourinho later issued a letter apologising for his behaviour to Madrid fans but to no-one else.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Fortunately for Jose Mourinho, his ban only relates to Spanish Super Cup matches, which are pretty pointless anyway, kind of a two legged Community Shield affair.
For those of you who have not witnessed the footage of the incident in question see below (specifically around 2.47 on this video)