This half-time scuffle between Malaga and Real Madrid was apparently sparked by Pepe pointing to the scoreboard showing that his side were leading 0-2 as the team’s left the pitch.
An incensed Albert Luque decided the only way to deal with such an affront was to yank Pepe’s ear.
Afterwards Luque defended his actions. He said: “He is a great centre-back. But to wear that shirt [Real Madrid’s] you have to be a gentleman and I don’t think he is.”
Newcastle fans would confirm that Luque was probably aiming for the nose.