Fulham’s chaotic season took a flip for the weird on Tuesday when it was reported that two of the membership’s strikers had come to blows final week throughout a yoga lesson, of all issues.
Aleksandar Mitrovic allegedly took exception to Aboubakar Kamara’s perspective towards the instructor main the lesson and teammates needed to step in to forestall the 2 males coming to blows.
Amusing although it’s to think about Mitrovic getting aggravated at Kamara’s downward dealing with canine, coaching floor bust-ups aren’t at all times a laughing matter.
Listed below are seven events when issues obtained slightly bit too aggressive between teammates.
7. Neymar vs Nelson Semedo
There are many methods to announce your self in your first coaching session at a brand new membership. Rating an overhead kick, make an impressive save, get right into a battle with the world’s costliest participant…you recognize, the standard.
Nelson Semedo selected the latter possibility in his first coaching session at Barcelona, grappling with Neymar after the Brazilian striker had nutmegged him. The battle was shortly damaged up by teammates Sergio Busquets and Samuel Umtiti, however Neymar was visibly livid.
He ripped off his bib, booted the ball away, and stormed from the coaching floor. Only a few days later he joined Paris Saint-Germain for £200m, and it was all Semedo’s fault! Properly, type of.
6. Andy Carroll vs Steven Taylor
When Carroll discovered that Taylor had been texting his ex-girlfriend for a very long time with out telling him, he flew right into a rage, punching his compatriot within the jaw and ruling him out for the remainder of the season.
Many Magpies followers turned on Taylor after studying what he had achieved, siding with their prime goalscorer. The defender’s absence did not have an effect on Newcastle’s kind and Carroll scored a number of essential objectives to assist seal the Championship title.
5. Freddie Ljungberg vs Olof Mellberg
Sweden’s preparations for the 2002 World Cup descended into chaos when teammates Freddie Ljungberg and Olof Mellberg went at one another in coaching following a very industrial problem from the then Aston Villa defender.
4 years later, Ljungberg and Mellberg clashed once more – this time in non-public – as they argued over Sweden’s ways of their opening match of the 2006 World Cup, a disappointing goalless draw in opposition to Trinidad and Tobago.
Ljungberg claimed that the 2 had prevented violence this time and their disagreement was described as a ‘quick, sizzling dispute’ by Swedish officers.
4. Mario Balotelli vs Roberto Mancini
The participant vs supervisor confrontation is a uncommon model of a coaching floor bust-up, however something’s doable with Mario Balotelli round. The new-headed Italian had already clashed with Manchester City teammate Micah Richards two years earlier, and Roberto Mancini was subsequent within the firing line.
Balotelli, famously reckless within the problem, went in laborious on striker Scott Sinclair, eliciting a livid response from Mancini, who tried to tug Balotelli off the sphere single-handedly. Yeah, good luck with that one Roberto.
Mancini offered Balotelli to AC Milan later that month, though the 2 seem to have made amends since. Mancini included Balotelli in his first squad after taking on as Italy supervisor final Might, and Balotelli scored the primary aim of the brand new regime.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Oguchi Onyewu
If there’s one battle on this checklist which could be price paying to see, it is this one. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a black-belt in Taekwondo, however his AC Milan teammate Oguchi Onyewu was no shrinking violet himself, possessing a boxer’s physique. In his autobiography, Zlatan recalled the battle in lurid (and probably melodramatic) element.
“It was like life and dying,” he wrote. “I head-butted him, and we flew at one another. We wished to tear one another limb from limb. It was brutal. We have been rolling round, punching and kneeing one another. On a regular basis, I used to be pondering: ‘s***, my chest hurts,’ so we had it checked out.”
It turned out that Ibrahimovic had damaged a rib within the battle, so presumably Onyewu was not notably fashionable afterwards. The American by no means performed for Milan in Serie A and was offered on the finish of the season, probably for Ibrahimovic’s personal safety.
2. John Hartson vs Eyal Berkovic
Eyal Berkovic could have escaped unhurt, however John Hartson’s kick at his Israeli teammate in September 1998 continues to be probably the most wince-worthy incidents on this checklist.
The crimson mist descended when Berkovic hit out at Hartson throughout a West Ham coaching session. Hartson retaliated with a strong left peg to the underside of Berkovic’s jaw. “If my head had been a ball, it could have been within the prime nook of the online,” stated Berkovic.
Hartson, who was fined £20,000 for his second of insanity, later admitted that it was the largest mistake of his profession. He was offered to Wimbledon later that season, the place he served the three-match ban that the FA finally gave him.
1. Joey Barton vs Ousmane Dabo
You in all probability noticed this one coming – a pity that the identical could not be stated for Ousmane Dabo. An innocuous push from the Frenchman throughout a Manchester Metropolis coaching session was met with a flurry of punches from that cute rogue Joey Barton, leaving Dabo unconscious.
Dabo suffered important bruising beneath one eye and a broken retina within the different. He filed an official criticism in opposition to Barton which resulted in a sequence of punishments for the Englishman.
In court docket, he admitted inflicting precise bodily hurt and was slapped with a £3,000 advantageous and a four-month suspended jail sentence, and the FA additionally fined Barton £25,000 and gave him a six-match ban.