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Danny Rose: Five other extraordinary football outbursts

Danny Rose shocked the football world with his interview this week so RealSport looks at five other infamous football outbursts.


  1. 1 Rafael Benitez


    It was January 2009 and Liverpool were fighting with rivals Manchester United to win their first ever Premier League title.

    Yet, manager Rafael Benitez saw fit to have an extraordinary rant in a press conference against United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

    He made many claims, one being Sir Alex is the only manager who would never be punished for speaking up. Of course, Liverpool's season soon derailed and the Red Devils went on to win the league.

  2. 2 Roy Keane


    Which outburst from the former Manchester United captain would you like? There are so many to choose from, but we are going for the time he recalled injuring Manchester City player Alfe Inge Haaland in his autobiography.

    After Keane was injured by Haaland, missing the remainder of the season and being accused of diving by the City player, Keane waited three years to get his revenge in 1997.

    It was one of the worst tackles you'll ever see and Keane said in his autobiography, "I'd waited long enough. I f****** hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you c***."

    Wow.

  3. 3 Kevin Keegan


    Ah that famous old quote that has stuck with the Newcastle legend ever since the words came out of his mouth. In the 1995/96 season, Newcastle were pushing Manchester United hard for the Premier League. They were even 12 points ahead at one stage.

    However, that advantage slipped, and before they faced United, Keegan uttered those now infamous words, "I'll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them. Love it."

    He was clearly worked up and perhaps had he and Newcastle of kept their cool a little better that season, they would've won the league.

  4. 4 Giovanni Trapattoni


    This is perhaps the most emotionally charged rant we have ever witnessed in football.

    In an incredible press conference in 1998, manager of Bayern Munich, Trapattoni sent a scathing attack in the direction of some of his players.

    The Italian singled out Mehmet Scholl, Mario Basler and Thomas Strunz in particular after they had talked of disharmony in the dressing room. 

    Trapattoni was enraged and said the players complain more than they play and added: "I'm tired of being father to these players, the defender of these players. I always take the blame for these players."

    Quite the outburst.

  5. 5 Bacary Sagna


    It's never a good idea when a player calls out the referee after the game. Last season, in a game Manchester City actually won against Burnley, 2-1, Sagna saw fit to take to social media and claim it was like "10 versus 12".

    The Frenchman was fined £40,000 by the FA which Manchester City were bizarrely upset with, deeming it to be too harsh. In truth, it was nothing more than small change for the right back.

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    5. Bacary Sagna
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Harry Brooks

Harry graduated from UAL in Elephant and Castle with a 2:1 BA Hons degree in sports journalism.

He has an NCTJ diploma and also coaches football and teaches PE in schools.

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Danny Rose: Five other extraordinary football outbursts

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