Portugal defender Pepe has never been many people's cup of tea with his brash style of play, which tends to involve a lot of nefarious tactics, theatrical play acting and general shithousery. And perhaps the biggest naysayer of the Real Madrid man's style is Gary Lineker, who once again took to social media to express his disgust for the centre-half.
A few weeks ago, Lineker took to Twitter to brandish Pepe a 'dick' during the Champions League final, where the 'Los Blancos' man spent half the time rolling round like he'd been shot in order to get opposition players booked, or even worse. And when this brand of wankery came to the fore during Portugal's opening group game with Iceland, tonight, the Match Of The Day presenter was once more having absolutely none of it.
Pepe is a gigantic dick.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 14, 2016
Likewise, recently retired, former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise registered his disgust:
Just because of Pepe I want them to lose! Go Iceland!! Make us proud!- John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) 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
And just for good measure, Didi Hamann had his say on the 'helmet'
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