It is usually not expected for a sports person to lose temper especially when he is on the field. It demonstrates a failure of sportsman spirit. However, players are also human beings who may get cross at times.
The game of football may annoy the footballers sometimes. Mostly the players try to keep themselves composed. But when this short temperedness is witnessed on numerous occasions then a list of angry footballers is drafted.
So here we give you a list of players who got popular due to their extreme anger and definitely need to put some ice on their heads.
1. Roy Keane
One of the best defending midfielder of his time, Roy Keane from Ireland acquired much fame due to his anger. This rage led to devastating result. Rooney’s career ended because of is fury when he had a tackle with Manchester City’s Alf Inge Haaland that broke his leg. Roy Keane later accepted that he desired to intentionally hurt Haaland.
2. Eric Cantona
Cantona had a scandalous short temper image especially after his Kung-Fu Kick attack on a fan in 1995. This was a shocking moment for the whole football world. Eric had suffer the consequences of his fury as he was not chosen to play for France in World cup of 1998 and his team had gained victory without him.
3. El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji is also among those players who had demonstrated an unacceptable attitude on the field. Besides having a short temper, El Hadji had an irritating habit of spitting at the crowd, opponent players and even at his fans. He was once charged by the police for spitting at an 11 year old child. His anger earned him a 5 year ban. His extreme annoyance also made his manger consider to send him to a psychologist
4. Joey Barton
The list of angry players cannot be complete without Barton’s name. He has many infamous clashes registered in his career records. One of the worst display of Barton’s wrath was when he punched Tom Huddlestone of Hull City. Even his team mates had often suffered his fury. He got into trouble many times and even got arrested, but barton never listened to anyone nor learned any lesson.
5. Gennaro Gattuso
Guttuso is among those top players whose anger carried them away and spoiled their image once and for all. This big soccer player from Italy was observed having frequent clashes and fights with almost everyone around him; be it a player or referee. He had hot dialogues with his managers as well. Recurrent scuffles, terrible tantrum and a aptitude of doing harsh challenges made him one of the most feared players of his time.
It is often said that anger is the enemy of that very individual who practices it. These players have set an example as they had to suffer sooner or later. Though they were skilled and talented, they had to bear consequences because they were incompetent in controlling their wrath. Their frequent show of anger ruined their career, their image and brought their names included among the angry football players.
So, are you able to control your anger? If not, better start working on it. You must manage it before it destroys everything in your life.