Any soccer fanatic knows that this sport has a way of rousing the emotions within us–either while talking about the sport, watching it on television, or most commonly, while playing it. Though this may be far truer for some of us than others, we’ve all experienced these feelings, ranging from elation to rage, or have an Italian friend who does it for us and a hundred others all on his own.
This article focuses on those rage-fit moments, highlighting some of the most noteworthy moments in which soccer brought the worst out of the greatest players and teams.
While, unfortunately, soccer also contains its fair share of full-fledged battles on and off the field, this article doesn’t focus on those events, but rather on the temper tantrums of individual athletes. Here are ten of those moments in video, in no particular order.