Porto Star Pepe Lands in Big Trouble and Could be Banned For Two Years as Reason Emerges

Porto Star Pepe Lands in Big Trouble and Could be Banned For Two Years as Reason Emerges

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:56 PM
  • Pepe of FC Porto last week Friday kicked an official of Sporting Lisbon in what was a tough Primeira Liga clash
  • The former Real Madrid defender was red carded before the end of the match as the encounter ended 2-2
  • Authorities in charge of football in Portugal are now said to be investigating the incident and could ban Pepe for 2 years

Pepe who is a Portuguese footballer playing for FC Porto has landed himself in serious trouble and could be banned for two years after kicking a Sporting Lisbon official.

The ugly incident happened last Friday during the topflight game between FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon which ended in a 2-2 draw in which Pepe got red carded at the death.

Porto star Pepe
Porto star Pepe in action against Sporting. Photo by Zed Jameson
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Before the center referee blew the final whistle in this encounter, Pepe was on the end of a high boot from an opposing player which caused serious brawl between the two teams' players and coaching crew.

Who was the official kicked by Pepe?

According to the report on Mirror and Football Espana, the name of the official kicked by Pepe was not disclosed, but there referee was said to have explained that in his report.

The reports added that authorities in charge were not happy with what Pepe did to Sporting official and the former Real Madrid star could be banned for two years.

Who are the goalscorers between Porto and Sporting Lisbon?

Paulinho put the visitors ahead in the 8th minute before Nuno Santos doubled the lead for Sporting in the 34th minute.

Porto responded before the end of the first half with Fabio Vieira pulling on back, and they had to wait until the 78th minute before getting the equalizer through Taremi.

Porto vs Sporting Lisbon: Pepe at the centre of 40-man brawl as 4 players sent off

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how the game involving historic rivals Porto and Sporting Lisbon descended into pure chaos at the final whistle as match day staff also got involved.

After a dramatic contest at the Estadio do Dragao, the game ended in a 2-2 draw, but that’s not where the action ended.

Sporting CP defender Sporting CP had seen red earlier on in the match, and everything spilled over late in the game, with former Real Madrid man Pepe at the centre of the drama.

Pepe went down in the box from a challenge after being caught by Joao Palhinha's overhead clearance, and the Portugal international stayed on the ground as play went on.

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