Everton boss David Moyes has advised Marouane Fellaini to be more like Lionel Messi in dealing with opponents trying to rough him up.
Belgian midfielder Fellaini was left with a bleeding knee on Saturday after a tackle by Norwich's Bradley Johnson, with no action being taken by referee Lee Mason.
An unhappy Fellaini, handed a three-game ban earlier this season for headbutting Stoke's Ryan Shawcross, took retribution by barging Johnson over, which resulted in a free-kick and a stern communication from the referee.
Moyes believes his 25-year-old is singled out for particular treatment by opposing teams and thinks officials could do more to protect him.
But it is the behaviour of Barcelona superstar Messi that has attracted interest from Moyes and the Scot said: "Everybody wants to kick Messi because it is the only way to stop him, but all he ever does is sort of smile, get up and get on with it, and then does it again.
"So I have told Fellaini he has to copy that. I don't think h...