Pepe, a former Real Madrid player, is facing a two-year suspension from sport due to a bodily assault charge.

Pepe, a Porto FC centre back, might face a two-year suspension for kicking a Sporting Lisbon director during a confrontation.

After a tense quarrel involving Pepe, Porto’s match against Portuguese rivals Sporting ended in ugly scenes on Friday, February 11th. Four players were sent off after the game.

After the game ended 2-2, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Tabata, and Marchesin all joined the former Real Madrid defender in being sent off in the altercation that involving 40 men.

Ex-Real Madrid star Pepe faces two-year ban from football for physical assault

Pepe, though, could face the harshest punishment, according to claims in the Portuguese publication A Bola, who claim that referee Joao Pinheiro’s report states that Pepe kicked a Sporting director.

The director in issue is not named in the report, but according to article 145 of the League of Clubs’ Disciplinary Regulation, this is a “very serious disciplinary offence” that can result in a ban of two months to two years.

Given that Pepe will turn 39 years old later this month, a lengthy suspension may spell the end of his career.

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