Video violence: Real Madrid’s Pepe sent off for assualting Getafe captain
Portuguese/ Brazilian defender loses his rag in Madrid derby
It seems that Anfield wasn’t the only venue to host an incredibly exciting game last night – Real Madrid continued their pursuit of Barcelona in La Liga, with a win at the Bernabeu that ended in controversial circumstances.
With the score at 2-2 in the 87th minute, Getafe captain Javier Casquero was brought down in the box by Pepe. Confusing the felled player with a ball, the Portugal defender proceeded to kick the crap out of him.
Unsurprisingly, Pepe was sent off, but Getafe squandered their chance to steal a famous victory over their Madrid rivals, by delivering a penalty that was even worse than Berbatov’s effort at the weekend. To make matters worse, Madrid’s Marcelo put in a 92nd minute winner at the other end.
Spanish paper Marca claim that Pepe spat out a potty-mouth tirade at the fourth official as he left the pitch, and the punishment he will receive for this assault will probably rule him out for the rest of the campaign.
If this happened anywhere except a football pitch, Casquero wouldn’t think twice about pressing charges.