Fans were not impressed with Pepe’s theatrics during Portugal’s win over Morocco

first_img Tensions nearly spilled over after the incident 8 Ronaldo’s header in the fourth minute was all that separated the two sides Diving is an epidemic in football that the powers that be are constantly trying to eradicate from the game but it seems this does not deter some players from throwing themselves to the floor for no apparent reason.And Portugal centre-back Pepe did one truly shocking dive during Portugal’s 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco after Medhi Benatia merely tapped him on the shoulder. The result sees Morocco exit the tournament despite playing good football in their games against Iran and the Portuguese.Meanwhile, Pepe and co are currently top of Group B and are in a great position to make it through to the knockout stages.Unfortunately it seems the Besiktas man’s gamesmanship has overshadowed what was a competitive World Cup game.Below you can the best pictures of the incident and Pepe’s hostile reaction to Benatia’s touch. Pepe is the poorest excuse of a bloke in football. #por #WorldCup #PORMAR— Fin (@yalnif13) June 20, 2018 8 8 So heartbroken for Morocco, they deserved to win, Portugal barely had the ball in the second half, unfair referee with two penalties being turned down that might have scored Morocco a goal, and a total disgrace from Pepe and his low pain threshold #PORMAR— Dana Qiqieh (@qiqiehd) June 20, 2018 Confirmed: #Pepe is a #psychopath that should never play in any sports. That guy is a true disgrace. #PORMAR— Laurens van Rooijen (@bikejourno) June 20, 2018 Pepe seems shocked at what has just happened A dispute between the two begins 8 Pepe will never change. Just a tap on the shoulder and he went down like a pack of cards 😂😀#PORMAR— Jonathan Kolawole (@sleekjoe) June 20, 2018 8 Both players needed to be separated by the referee and team-mates center_img 8 Pepe and Benatia appeared to make up after the game Whenever anyone brushes against Pepe #PORMAR pic.twitter.com/RyB1DrYdL6— James Allen (@jimbo_all3n) June 20, 2018 Pepe gonna Pepe… #PORMAR #bbcworldcup #worldcup pic.twitter.com/QiSCGF0wMn— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 20, 2018 Pepe should be banned for the rest of the tournament #WorldCup #PORMAR #cheat— Samuel Campbell (@sam_campbell83) June 20, 2018 Pepe is absolutely pathetic. Going down like he’s being shot when someone only taps him on the shoulder. #WorldCup #PORMAR— Nathan (@WWELUFC) June 20, 2018 Below you can see footage of the incident as well as the reaction from the fans laying into Pepe. 8 Pepe at it again, 2 pats on the back & drops to the ground..i despair 🙈🙈#soft #PORMAR #Worldcup2018— endamc (@endamc) June 20, 2018 Benatia touches Pepe on the shoulder seemingly quite softly Pepe quickly gets up to launch his ‘fightback’ 8 Pepe is the biggest joke in football #PORMAR— Blake Wood (@itsblakewood) June 20, 2018 #PORMAR Dont touch #Pepe! The most fragile player in The World. 😂— Kenth Lampa (@KenthLampa) June 20, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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