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Pepe was up to his usual tricks in the Champions League final.

Gary Lineker slams Real Madrid's Pepe on Twitter for theatrics

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Real Madrid made history on Saturday by securing a fifth Champions League title since the competition’s revamp in 1992.

It took a penalty shoot-out to decide the winner, but Los Blancos ultimately emerged victorious over rivals Atletico Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his side’s fifth and all-important spot kick.

However, on a night where Real’s performance should have gone viral for all the right reasons, one player threatened to spoil the party: Pepe.

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The comical defender was up to his usual theatrics and drew criticism for one particular incident involving Filipe Luis in the second half (see below).

Like many others, Gary Lineker took to Twitter to express his frustration at Pepe’s actions, slating the Portugal international with a brutal five-word tweet.

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LINEKER REACTS

So popular was his opinion that a grand total of 61,000 Twitter users retweeted or liked his post.

And rather amusingly, after Pepe produced a similar reaction to being brushed in the face during extra time - this time by Yannick Carrasco - Lineker tweeted again.

Simply by adding the word “enormous”, the former Leicester City striker attracted 81,000 retweets or likes, let alone a number of responses.

Indeed, Lineker’s opinion of Pepe is shared by the vast majority of football fans.

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

For a tough-tackling centre-back, the Portuguese really is awful at being given a taste of his own medicine.

Nevertheless, in narrowly beating Diego Simeone's side, Real recorded a remarkable 11th European Cup success, leaving Atletico distraught for a second time in three seasons.

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Gareth Bale
La Liga
UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid
Europa League
Football
Cristiano Ronaldo
Gary Lineker

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