Messi insulted Real Madrid assistant coach, says Callejon

Real Madrid forward Jose Callejon courted further controversy by saying that the racist chants Barcelona defender Dani Alves had to endure during Wednesday's game at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium were "uncontrollable."

updated: February 02, 2013 12:51 IST
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Barcelona: Real Madrid forward Jose Callejon confirmed Spanish media reports that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi called Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka "Mourinho's puppet" after the game.

Karanka regularly speaks to the media for coach Jose Mourinho, and is widely known for sticking to Mourinho's often abrasive strategy of launching barbs at opponents and referees. Mourinho went as far as to accuse UEFA referees of favoring Barcelona during the Champions League semifinals in 2011.

"I saw the thing with Karanka because I was behind him," Callejon said. "It is true that Messi called him 'Mourinho's puppet.'"

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