For many players in the top flight, football is war. Each moment spent on and off the pitch is about conquering the enemy. Hours are spent talking tactics, strategising and finding weaknesses in the opposition’s front line. Skills are honed and weapons polished, from the accuracy of the long ball to the acrobatic wizardry of the header. With guts, glory and the Premier League title at stake, it’s all about winning… at any cost.
The winner takes all mentality sometimes means the rules, handshakes and fair play of the ‘gentleman’s game’ takes a hit. Factor in the natural testosterone-fuelled aggression that drives the best sportsmen and foul play is bound to happen. Losing your head in the heat of battle happens to everyone. But there are a few Premier League players who are serial offenders of the football foul.
Here’s our pick of the 4 dirtiest players currently active in England’s Top Flight: [Read more…]