Is this sport or is it theatre?
While the Football World Cup has showcased brilliant goals and amazing athletes over the opening week, the other side of the ‘beautiful game’ has also been on display.
As Portugal sought to close out their 1-0 win over Morocco on Thursday morning, midfielder Pepe was nudged by rival Madhi Benatia and hit the ground like he had been shot by sniper.
The referee moved in, calming the situation and telling Pepe to get up – but social media has been less forgiving.
It seems Mr Pepe has a track record when it comes to football dramatics. As former England star Gary Lineker commented: "See Pepe is still a dick."