Iniesta: Pepe's comments are offensive

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Andres Iniesta feels that Real Madrid star Pepe crossed a line when he accused the Barcelona players of diving and acting in the wake of Sunday's 2-2 Clasico draw.

The Portugal international labelled Iniesta and his teammates 'theatrical' after the attacking midfielder called for a penalty in the high-profile encounter, and the Spaniard is not amused with Pepe's comments.

"Of course I am affected by what he said. Every person is entitled to have an opinion and say that a certain action was a penalty. However, it cannot go any further than that. There are boundaries," Iniesta told Onda Cero. "If a player speaks about you and your teammates like this, you feel offended.

"I'm not theatrical in any way, and neither are the other guys. These comments hurt because they are a personal attack."

Barcelona currently sits first in La Liga, holding an eight point lead over Real Madrid.

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