Real Madrid Defender Pepe Receives Nasty Gash, Gets Head Stapled (GIF)

pepe getting head stapled

If you know anything about Real Madrid defender Pepe, then you know that he has a reputation for being a bit of a dirty player, and a lot of people don’t like him very much (to put it mildly).

Well, today all those people who don’t like Pepe are big believers in karma.

In the first half of Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Copenhagen yesterday, Pepe leapt up into the air to go for a ball and ended up getting smacked on the side of the head by another player’s noggin. This opened up a nasty gash that sent blood streaming down his face. It was a pretty gruesome sight. And the only way to stop the bleeding so Pepe could return to the match? Staples. They were administered by team trainers right there on the sideline. It kind of looked like it hurt…much to the delight of Barcelona fans.

Here is the video of the impact and the aftermath:

And because UEFA has an entire team of lawyers scouring the web to make sure nobody sees highlight of their games, here is the animated GIF:

pepe head staples

Maybe Pepe will think twice about taking somebody out with a dirty tackle now.

(But, yeah, probably not.)

Hat Tip – [101 Great Goals]

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