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.
— Sports News (@FIFAWCGoals) June 20, 2018
Social media was quick to ridicule the Portugal centre-back, with BBC presenter Gary Lineker referring to him as "a dick".
See Pepe is still a dick.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 20, 2018
Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise said the player should "grow up".
OMG Pepe. pathetic. grow up man— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) June 20, 2018
And everyone else piled on as well.
Pepe being Pepe. That's embarrassing. Not surprised in the slightest. #POR— Stu Holden (@stuholden) June 20, 2018
Pepe is an embarrassment 🤣🤣🤣🤣 #PORMOR— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) June 20, 2018
Pepe is without doubt the most pathetic footballer in the world. The sooner he retires the better. pic.twitter.com/Tvo2kQ61tI— Matt (@MGH) June 20, 2018
Really hope Pepe is ok. Apparently the doctors are checking him over 🙄 https://t.co/5aiKFau8eP— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) June 20, 2018
The 1-0 win for Portugal means they now have one foot in the knockout stages.