Real Madrid defender Pepe: Refs out to get me!

Real Madrid defender Pepe says he's unfairly targeted by match officials.

Real Madrid defender Pepe says he's unfairly targeted by match officials.

The 29-year-old was accused of stamping on the hand of Barcelona's Lionel Messi last season and earlier this month Real issued a statement defending him over claims he goaded Levante players.

Pepe said: "It is not just against Levante, I think I get a raw deal in about 60% of games.

"If I foul someone, just a regular foul, it is almost like I have half-killed them.

"I feel I get a raw deal from referees but as a professional footballer I have to accept it.

"That is what I do, I roll up my sleeves. I am happy to wear the shirt of Real Madrid."

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