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    Portugal’s Pepe celebrates his team’s victory in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup third-place match between Portugal and Mexico. File photo

    Twitter Ridicules Portugal's Pepe Over His Bizarre Dive in Game Against Morocco

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    Portugal defender Pepe has become a subject of mockery on social media after he threw himself on the ground when Moroccan footballer Mehdi Benatia tapped him on the back.

    Pepe’s theatrical dive after being tapped on the shoulder during the World Cup match against Morocco has sent Twitter into meltdown as footage of the moment became an instant hit on the web. 

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    Twitterians were unstoppable in their jabs, sarcastically wishing him a speedy recovery after a “brutal” attack by Benatia…

    And mocked the stunt:

    Many others condemned Pepe for his conduct:

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s early goal gave Portugal a win over Morocco, thus sending the latter out of the tournament.

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