Some players may act crazy or funny, but there are others who go beyond the limits. This may increase their haters, even their club fans. Let’s take a look at the players who got many haters due to their acts on the pitch.
5. Luis Suarez – Bitings
Throughout his career, Uruguayan Luis Suárez has been responsible for numerous controversial incidents on and off the pitch. Including racially abusing Patrice Evra, biting opposing players on three separate occasions. Also, being responsible for numerous displays of kicking and punching other players.
Luis Suarez on the Giorgio Chiellini biting incident: "Yes [I feared my transfer to Barca would collapse] and they told me to be calm because Barca still wanted me. I have no problem saying it, I cried." pic.twitter.com/ICXV1QT4d5
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 15, 2018
In total, Suarez has missed a combined 45 games as a direct consequence of the controversies since 2010. They also withdrew him from contention for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or nomination.
4. Eric Cantona – The Mad & The Ugly with Kung-Fu Kicks
19 years ago today Eric Cantona kick started the fight against racism. pic.twitter.com/fq0dwWS7m9
— K Stand Ste (@ste_batters) January 25, 2014
on 25 January 1995, he was involved in an incident that attracted headlines and controversy worldwide. He was Sent off at Crystal Palace for KICKING Richard Shaw. Reacting to taunts of a Palace fan, Matthew Simmons, Cantona launched a ‘kung-fu’ style kick into the crowd, followed by a series of punches.
Cantona received a two-week prison sentence after finding him guilty of assault. They reduced it to 120 hours of community service on appeal. United banned him for four months, with the suspension later increased to eight by the FA.
3. Diego Costa – Quarrels and Fights
Diego Costa is Chelsea's Mr Angry. pic.twitter.com/k196wOkfUR
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) February 3, 2016
Costa made it worse the day he tried to BEAT Steven Gerard. But that’s not the only incident. Should we start with his quarrellings with his coach Antonio Conte? Or fighting with his own teammates like the training-ground flare-up with Oscar, a quiet innocent guy in Chelsea squad.
Diego Costa – "I think the referees should think about how many times I am hit or kicked before I get angry about it" pic.twitter.com/ipJ42oHL7x
— iChelseaTweets (@iChelseaTweets) February 14, 2015
They even gave him a three-match ban by the FA for stamping on Emre Can during Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final win over Liverpool? Reacts petulantly after being named as an unused substitute against Spurs, throwing his bib to the floor? One could say that even some of Chelsea fans don’t like this guy’s reactions on the pitch.