Barcelona have filed a complaint against two ex-Real Madrid players-turned-pundits after they suggested Neymar deserved a kick from Isco in ‘El Clasico’ this month.
Isco, who had come on as a substitute 10 minutes into the second half of Barca’s 4-0 win at the Bernabeu, lashed out in apparent frustration at Neymar in the 85th minute and was shown a straight red card.
Barca claim former Real players Manolo Sanchis and Poli Rincon "publically and repeatedly justified the aggression" on Spanish radio.
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The club confirmed on Monday that they had filed a complaint with a Spanish government commission that seeks to combat violence in sport.
"FC Barcelona believes these statements to be an incitement to violence and therefore ask for action from the anti-violence commission," the club said.
Spanish authorities have been seeking to crack down on violence and verbal abuse in football since a Deportivo La Coruna fan was killed last year in organized fighting before a game at Atletico Madrid.