Top 5 hot-headed players football has ever seen

  • A look at the top 5 players whose ferocious rage knew no bounds
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Modified 15 Oct 2017, 21:36 IST

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Cantona carrying out his famous kung-fu kick

Albeit being known as 'The Beautiful Game', football is a man's game through and through. As much as it exhibits sheer beauty and elegance, the famous sport has many disgraceful moments to talk about.

Throughout its history, the game has seen a bunch of extremely ferocious personalities producing barbaric moments on the field. Some players have been on the edge of intense criticism due to their inability to control their emotions. Seeing them raging about on the pitch has certainly proved one thing: football is not a game for feeble hearts.

Let's have a glimpse of the top five of these short-tempered monsters who were involved in controversies throughout their careers:

#5: Pepe

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final
Pepe can transform into an animal on the pitch in rage

One of the most short-tempered players in modern age, Pepe is capable of transforming into a complete animal on the pitch when he loses his temper. For the past couple years, he has been the centerpiece of many controversies.

People always expect heated moments in the El Clasico and they are never disappointed. Pepe is the first to spark a fight whenever Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other.

Stamping on Messi's hand, a downright cruel tackle on Dani Alves near the touchline and a FIFA World Cup spat with Germany's Thomas Mueller have been some of the most well-known rash tackles, not to mention a couple others against different teams.

Although he has seen out a trophy-laden career, the former Real Madrid centre-back has seen a fair share of bans and punishments owing to his misbehaviours and rash tackling on the pitch.

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Published 15 Oct 2017, 21:36 IST
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