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It’s not an easy thing to be a football player, especially when it concerns the relationship with other players.
None of the footballers is insured from having some bust-ups as it was in the case of Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez.
The two squared up to each other at the end of Manchester City vs Liverpool clash on Sunday.
On Monday, they were seen to have a quarrel during England squad training. Sterling was seen trying to grab Gomez as he asked: “Still the big man?”. He left the Liverpool defender with a scratch under his right eye.
The players were separated by teammates and the City striker was dropped from the squad to face Montenegro for Euro 2020 qualifiers. This is not the only case when the players pay for their behaviour.
Let’s look back through the years to remember the top 10 most famous bust-ups of the times.
Mario Balotelli has experienced hard times when playing in Manchester City.
Things became even worse in January 2013 when he was pictured in a training ground bust-up with Roberto Mancini grabbing the player’s bib.
Mancini explained the incident, saying: “I grabbed him by the collar wanting to push him but he is so strong physically I couldn’t move him. From seeing the pictures, you would think that we came to blows but nothing happened.”
However, the fact is that Just a few weeks later Balotelli was offloaded from the squad.
Ireland’s World Cup campaign in 2002 ended before had begun when the captain Roy Keane left the squad following the disagreement with manager Mick McCarthy.
Keane shared his concerns with an Irish newspaper over the preparations on the island of Saipan.
McCarthy confronted him, which led the star man to respond: ‘”Mick, you’re a liar … you’re a f****** w*****. didn’t rate you as a player, I don’t rate you as a manager, and I don’t rate you as a person. You’re a f****** w***** and you can stick your World Cup up your a***. “