Portugal Player Goes Ballistic And Gets Red Carded For Head-Butting Opponent

Portugal’s central defender Pepe got red carded for head-butting Germany’s Thomas Muller. Portugal being down 2-0 at the time, this was a disaster and an act that would have left Pepe feeling very stupid while watching his team loose 4-0 to Germany.

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It started when Pepe and Muller were fighting for a through ball. Pepe accidentally hit Muller with his arm.

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Muller over-reacted and it was obvious. He fell to the ground as if he had been shot.

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Pepe was furious with Muller’s act and he head-butted Muller while he was still on the ground.

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The referee was quick to pull out a red card and send Pepe off.

With Pepe gone, Portugal now had 10 men on the field and this contributed to their disastrous 4-0 loss to Germany. To make things worse, Protugal now go into the game against U.S without their best defender.

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