- Pepe and FC Porto teammate Mamadou Loum clashed after a match against Farense
- The Portuguese defender pushed the Senegalese midfielder before they were separated
- Porto boss Conceicao revealed that everything was fine while Loum apologised on social media
Pepe is on the news for another controversial reason after clashing with his teammate Mamadou Loum during FC Porto's win over Farense.
Shortly after the final whistle of the game, Pepe opened his arms to shake Loum but the Senegalese midfielder appeared to have said something to the Portuguese defender which made him react.
The former Real Madrid defender then pushed Loum as he angrily said something before other members of the team quickly separated the duo.
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Agustin Marchesin and Diogo Leite attempted to calm Pepe while Malian striker Modibo Marega held onto Loum.
Even referee Helder Malheiro jumped in between the players, grabbing Pepe's arms to force him back.
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao spoke after the match assuring that everything had been resolved.
The Portuguese gaffer was quoted by The Sun:
"There is nothing to explain, these are normal things in football.
"It happens when players from the same team have a different opinion. It was that moment of disagreement.
"In addition, we are talking about a team with character and personality and this is clear to see. Everything is resolved."
Loum also apologised through his social media account and said:
"I would like to apologise to all fans of FC Porto for the unfortunate incident that occurred tonight.
"This should never have happen. Pepe is an older brother and I learn a lot from him.
"Sometimes the desire to win in a game causes some unfortunate things to happen on one side or the other.
"I have always been a model of discipline and devotion to the club and I intend to keep it that way."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi had won the Portuguese Super Cup with his club, FC Porto, following their superb victory over Benfica on Wednesday night, December 23, 2020.
It was the 22nd Portuguese Super Cup that FC Porto will be winning in their history and the players were all in joyous momentum after the final whistle.
Zaidu Sanusi was spotted rejoicing with his teammates after their win over Benfica as the Nigerian also posed with the Super Cup trophy.
Source: Legit.ng News