What Pepe did during Portugal's win vs Morocco was disgraceful

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Another Portugal game and Cristiano Ronaldo bailed them out once again.

In their opening game against Spain, it was Ronaldo’s hat-trick that earned them an incredible 3-3 draw.

They were expected to win comfortably against Morocco but that really wasn’t the case despite Ronaldo’s fourth-minute header.

For the rest of the game, Morocco dominated but couldn’t finish any of the 16 attempts they had on goal.

As a result, they became the first side to be officially eliminated from the competition.

You just had to feel sorry for them as they attempted to score a fully deserved equaliser in the final few minutes.

Meanwhile, Portugal were just trying to waste time.

And they have the perfect defender to do that - Pepe.


The Beşiktaş defender is renowned for his unsportsmanlike behaviour and he demonstrated that once again against Morocco.

Morocco captain Mehdi Benatia tapped him on the back late on to get his attention and Pepe threw himself onto the ground in ridiculous circumstances.


Just take a look:


As you’d expect, football Twitter reacted immediately. They were slating the former Real Madrid defender for what he did.

Before the game, Pepe was speaking about Portugal’s hero and said they’re “lucky” to have him.

"To me, it's nothing new," he said Tuesday.

"We had a fantastic match and it was very important the fact that he's so humble on the pitch and working to help the team.

"We are very happy with him and his performance and the performance of the other players. We work with a single goal – to honour our country and our shirt."

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