A socio of FC Barcelona has filed a complaint for minor injuries against Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreira, "Pepe", for his stomp the Barça striker Lionel Messi in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Cup's last Jan. 18 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The complaint was lodged on Tuesday night at the Police Court of Barcelona, after the 091,099 member, finds that the Committees of the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) would not automatically come to punish football action Portuguese.
"Dated January 18, 2012, about 23 hours and 22 minutes I witnessed on TV how there was a physical assault causing bodily harm by the accused," says the complaint. The attack took place, he adds, within the football game pitting the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona and 22.38 minutes into the second half, "the accused Lionel Messi came and stepped on his hand with the intention of causing damage ".
The plaintiff presented as evidence the game's image is observed, according to his complaint, that Pepe "before stomping on his hand looks down his head, and just after he stepped on, and lift the opposite foot, carrying all the weight his body in the foot that the time was injured stepping on hand (...) obvious to injure and cause further damage to the contrary. "
In addition, the report stresses that the fact that it is an act carried out during a sporting event "does not exempt from criminal responsibility" because "occurs outside play time and attends intent on aggression" .
Thus, the plaintiff's attorney, Luis Izquierdo, recalls that "it is not a kick in a haul of the match because at that time were not playing." "It is an aggression and a public offense, as when it occurs in some areas of other categories that occur and are reported aggression," said Felipe Izquierdo.
Thus, we have to wait to confirm if the court accepts the complaint made under Article 147.2 of the Penal Code for minor injuries, reflecting sentences of 3 to 6 months or a fine. (via AS)