No one was impressed with Pepe after his World Cup dive

Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 1-0 win over Morocco in their second World Cup game, but more people have been talking about the captain's teammate.

Besiktas defender Pepe received a slap on the back from Morocco captain Medhi Benatia after a corner toward the end of the game resulting in Pepe throwing himself on the ground.

Social media was quick to ridicule the Portugal centre-back, with BBC presenter Gary Lineker referring to him as "a dick".

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise said the player should "grow up".

And everyone else piled on as well.

The 1-0 win for Portugal means they now have one foot in the knockout stages.

More on this topic

There's a window cleaning World Cup and here's who won

World Cup will be the Hunger Games for Ireland, says Marshall

Russian security agency claims drone attacks thwarted at World Cup

‘Hero’ pilot killed in Leicester helicopter crash was ‘living the dream’

More in this Section

Ben Thornley: ‘There are many things I loved about Roy Keane’

Double joy for UCC and manager Healy with defeat over Ringmahon

FIFA scraps plans for 48-team World Cup in Qatar

Even if England call, Luca Connell ready to bloom in green


Weekend Food: Darina Allen introduces you to some of her favourite Sri Lankan dishes

More From The Irish Examiner