Adebayor accuses Barca of play-acting

Emmanuel Adebayor says that Pepe’s red card was a result of Barcelona’s dramatic habits.

Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that Barcelona players have a tendency to overreact to challenges.

The Real Madrid striker, on loan from Manchester City, noted that his team had been reduced to ten men every time they’ve faced the Catalan club and attributed it to ‘crybaby’ tactics.

"Everyone talks about Barcelona and their fair play but I think they are very far away from fair play,” he said. "Whenever you make contact when going for a one-on-one or 50-50 ball they are on the floor crying, putting their hand up near their face.”

Real’s game took a turn for the worse at the Bernabeu last night after Pepe received a red card for a challenge against Dan Alves. The scoreline went from 0-0 at this point to 2-0 to Barca’s favour at full time.

The booking prompted coach Jose Mourinho, who was also sent to the sidelines at the time, to rant against Barcelona and UEFA after the game.

“Maybe Pepe committed a foul but I don’t think it was a red card,” Adebayor, who himself received a yellow card last night, said of the booking. “Whenever you play against Barca, whenever you touch them they are on the floor crying like a baby.”

The striker added that he admires the talent of the club but this is sullied by the dramatics. “Their manager, fans and the players on the bench are always crying. Barcelona is a fantastic club, has fantastic players, but they have to stop that.”

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