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Top 10 weird and funny injuries in football

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47.82K   //    25 Feb 2016, 17:16 IST

Injuries are never too pleasant for anyone and many footballers have missed crucial matches and tournaments due to injuries.However, some injuries were caused due to some bizarre instances. These injuries though caused by weird circumstances have sometimes led to players missing crucial matches and even the world cup on some occasions!From stretching for the accelerator, or reaching out for the remote or even a wedding ring, these footballers have suffered injuries in truly unbelievable circumstances.We take a look at 10 of the weirdest injuries in football:

#10 David Beckham - Football boot (2003)

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Sir Alex Ferguson infamously injured David Beckham by kicking a boot just above his eye

Having lost in the FA Cup in February 2003, Ferguson was furious with his side’s performance, with Beckham being singled out in particular. However, it is fair to say Sir Alex Ferguson took his frustration a bit too far by kicking the boot towards Beckham which ultimately led to his exit from Manchester United.

Beckham joined Real Madrid a few months after this incident and Sir Alex later tried to explain what really happened:

“In his final season with us, we were aware that David's work-rate was dropping and we had heard rumours of a flirtation between Real Madrid and David's camp,” Ferguson explained. “The main issue was that his application level had dropped from its traditionally stratospheric level.

”He was around 12 feet from me. Between us on the floor lay a row of boots. David swore. I moved towards him, and as I approached I kicked a boot. It hit him right above the eye. Of course he rose to have a go at me and the players stopped him. 'Sit down,' I said. 'You've let your team down. You can argue as much as you like.’”

Sir Alex Ferguson might be one of the greatest managers ever, but he definitely had a high temper.


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