Football is a sport in which fierce competition will always exist. In a match, players sometimes get involved in incidents until violence arises. However, the incident was able to ignite high tension rivalry on each player.
This time, Footchampion will present lists of several football players who hate each other…
1.Patrick Evra and Luis Suarez
The world of football was put in an uproar by the conflict between Patrick Evra and Luis Suarez. The conflict happened when Liverpool met Manchester United in the Premier League competition. Suarez appeared to be argued with Evra. Evra was then offended by Suarez’s words and this became the subject of the FA investigation.
From the investigation, it was known that Suarez mentioned the word “Negro” which was addressed to Evra repeatedly for seven times. Following up on this case, the FA imposed a severe sentence on Suarez. He was sentenced to not be able to play in 8 matches and fined 40,000 pounds or around 563 million rupiahs.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael van der Vaart
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known as a very harsh player. This was proven when he met Rafael van der Vaart at Ajax Amsterdam. There was one time when Ibrahimovic was annoyed with van der Vaart, saying that the Dutchman was a snobby player.
Ibrahimovic was upset and said if he would break the leg of his teammate. The conflict was then getting worse as Ibrahimovic tackled Van der Vaart in an international match between the Netherlands vs Sweden. Van der Vaart was annoyed and asked Ibrahimovic to apologize when they returned to the club but Ibrahimovic refused to do so. After returning to the Netherlands, both of them were never seen together.
3. Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann
Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann are German top goalkeepers in the 2000s. Their fight began with the change of coach of the national team. Kahn was still the main goalkeeper who had led Germany to the runner-up for the 2002 World Cup. However, in 2006 everything changed since Jurgen Klinsmann trained Die Mannschaft and gave both of them the opportunity to taste international matches.
In the end, Lehmann got the opportunity to become the main goalkeeper in the 2006 World Cup. Since then, their relationship was getting worse as Kahn felt that he was being excluded.
4. Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira
When Roy Keane was still at Manchester United, everyone knew that he was a tough defender who did not hesitate to commit violations. His conflict with Vieira, who was still in Arsenal uniform, began in the Arsenal stadium hallway. When he saw several Gunners players wanting to gang up on Garry Neville, Keane looked back and saw what had happened. He could not help it but have a fist fight.
In the interview, Keane revealed that he was provoked by emotions as he saw Vieira tried to bully Neville. Meanwhile, Neville tried to be neutral by saying that the actual trigger was due to the previous match that took place at Old Trafford.
5. John Terry and Wayne Bridge
John Terry is indeed such a great figure for being a captain at Chelsea and the England national team. But an embarrassing case with Wayne Bridge had made his reputation getting worse. It all started when Terry had an affair with Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Peroncel, a few weeks after they broke up. Peroncel even got pregnant due to Terry’s act. Terry also had to become a public conversation when this case leaked in the media. A few days later when Chelsea and Manchester City met, Bridge did not want to shake hands with John Terry.
6. Teddy Sheringham and Andy Cole
Even though he had success together at Manchester United, Cole and Sheringham turned out to have involved in a conflict. The conflict arose due to a quite simple reason. Sheringham ignores the handshake offered by Cole during the player’s substitution of the England national team.
Sheringham’s action hurt Cole’s self-esteem as the special match was Cole’s debut for The Three Lions and was broadcast live. Since then, both of them have never seen interacted and Sheringham still refused to apologize.
7. Diego Maradona and Pele
Pele and Maradona’s rivalry is one of the hottest debates in the football world. After retiring as a player, both Pele and Maradona often make scathing comments to each other.
One of those comments was when Pele criticized Maradona who was banned from playing due to the drug’s usage. In response, Maradona made a statement which claimed that Pele had lost his virginity to a man. Although they often exchanged scathing criticism, both of them still seem to get along when they are in the same room.
Those are some players who hate each other players. How is it, football lovers? Please write your comments below and don’t forget to like and share…