Joan Laporta has criticised the Spanish Football Federation’s decision to revoke Jose Mourinho’s Supercopa touchline ban.
Real Madrid coach Mourinho was handed a two-match suspension by the RFEF after a touchline scuffle with then-Barcelona assistant Tito Vilanova in the second leg of last year’s tie.
Vilanova, promoted to the role of Barca head coach following Pep Guardiola’s resignation, received a one-match for his part in the confrontation.
Both men have now seen their suspensions lifted, which means they will be able to sit on the bench for the 2012/13 season curtain-raiser.
Former Barca president Joan Laporta does not agree with the RFEF’s decision to revoke Mourinho’s ban, blaming the Portuguese for starting the dispute.
“It is clear to me that Mourinho is the assailant, but the rules say that there may be a pardon, and we must respect them,” Laporta told Catalunya Radio.
“Mourinho acted with premeditation, his aggression was from behind. It is a completely improper and ridiculous action.
“Only Mourinho should have been punished, because Tito’s reaction is normal when someone is trying to hurt you from behind.”
Barcelona won the 2011/12 Super Cup 5-4 on aggregate, following a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and a 3-2 Barca victory in the return at Camp Nou.