Footballers can sometimes get a bad rap for their behaviour on the field. Diving, faking injuries and arguing with referees are, unfortunately, all part of the game. But there is an uglier side. Down are some of the footballers you don’t wish to  pick a fight with.

5. Mario Balotelli

“Why always me?” read a shirt that Balotelli revealed after scoring in a match some seasons back.  Stamping, kicking, throwing darts at youth team players, are just the beginning. Training ground bust-ups with fellow players have also been reported.

After watching Balotelli surrounded himself in controversy as replays showed him to stamp on Spurs’ player, Scott Parker, you wouldn’t like to be there when he gets angry.