Pepe is a good defender
Pepe has never been a popular figure. Down the years he’s given fans so many reasons to dislike him with his performances for Real Madrid. He’s a good defender, it must be said, but his play-acting and nastiness make him almost impossible to praise. Like after Portugal drew with Iceland, for example.
At times Pepe defended really well. Like when Finnbogason chased down a through ball midway through the second half. Had Pepe been skinned there then the attacker would have been one on one with the goalkeeper.
But he’s also a dick
If only he could handle his temper as well. The centre-half has a lengthy rap sheet of hitting out at forwards, getting in his sly digs and hits. His play-acting against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final had Gary Lineker calling him a dick online. It was succinct, everyone agreed. He is a dick.
Lineker reiterated his belief that Pepe was a dick when he could be seen kicking out at an Icelandic opponent. He wasn’t the only famous face to comment on the pantomime villain’s comically villainous behaviour.
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 14, 2016
Having read a good many Icelandic sagas, I can tell you that this will end in 30 years time with someone's son burning Pepe alive
— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) June 14, 2016
This is why I have Pepe in my Twitter mentions XI though. Pure box office.
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) June 14, 2016
Pepe. The quickest way to unite the world against 1 team. Unless you're Portuguese, you probably want #ISL to win just out of hatred for him
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) June 14, 2016
Someone just snap Pepe in half. He's not a comedy villain, just a cheat.
— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) June 14, 2016
Who in there right mind wouldn't want to cover Pepe with jam and hose him down with wasps? #PORISL
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) June 14, 2016
Pepe once punched a badger full in the face… pic.twitter.com/l6w1B3CuoM
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 14, 2016
Please don't let Pepe score! He must be so hated by fans apart from Madrid and Portuguese fans
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) June 14, 2016
Why are the refs so afraid to take action against Pepe…?????
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) June 14, 2016
Unfortunately Pepe doesn't get the recognition he should as he's a class player because he is such a helmet
— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) June 14, 2016
Pepe is a gigantic dick.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 14, 2016