sport news Pepe triggers mass brawl in Porto friendly with Roma after Henrikh Mkhitaryan ...

sport news Pepe triggers mass brawl in Porto friendly with Roma after Henrikh Mkhitaryan ...
sport news Pepe triggers mass brawl in Porto friendly with Roma after Henrikh Mkhitaryan ...
It's only a friendly! Porto defender Pepe triggers mass brawl in pre-season match against Jose Mourinho's Roma after clattering into Henrikh Mkhitaryan... but incredibly escapes punishment while the former Arsenal and Manchester United star is booked Roma led Porto 1-0 in a pre-season friendly when the game sparked into chaos Pepe's overzealous charge into Henrikh Mkhitaryan triggered brawl  But the veteran defender escaped without punishment despite causing incident Mkhitaryan's reaction earned him a booking before game ended 1-1 

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It may only be pre-season but it appears as long as Pepe is involved in a football match there is always the possibility that tempers can boil over.

The veteran Portugal defender has grown a reputation over his career for his off-the-ball battles, including headbutts, and a strong robust tackling style that has often rubbed up opponents in the wrong way.

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Now it appears the 38-year-old Porto star's approach isn't just about gaining fine margins in professional competition either, after causing a mass brawl in a pre-season match with Roma.

Pepe (left) charged into Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) in a friendly between Porto and Roma

Pepe (left) charged into Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) in a friendly between Porto and Roma

The incident saw Mkhitaryan collapse to the ground, with Pepe soon following

The incident saw Mkhitaryan collapse to the ground, with Pepe soon following 

The Italian side were chasing a fifth consecutive victory under new manager Jose Mourinho, who had previously managed Pepe

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