10 most shocking soccer scandals
Soccer is one of the most popular games across the world. Still it has its share of scandals and controversies with incidents of bullying, cheating, corruption, bribes, individual player acts, racism, etc. Just have a look at the 10 most shocking soccer scandals of all time.
The two-time World Cup champion and Brazilian legend apparently fathered 14 children with multiple women and his drinking habit led to numerous car crashes, along with his death from liver cirrhosis.
- Luis Suarez – racism
Luis Suarez was again caught up in a controversy for passing racist remarks on Manchester United’s player Patrice Evra in a Premier League match.
- Stan Collymore
The ex Liverpool striker was caught having sex in public. In addition to this, he also hit his girlfriend in 1998 in a Paris bar.
- Thierry Henry
The world cup qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and France saw French striker Thierry Henry handling the ball not once, but twice, to which he later admitted. However, due to this Ireland lost the World Cup.
- 2015 FIFA corruption scandal
14 FIFA members were arrested in Zurich for money laundering and wire fraud in a numerous FIFA activities, including World Cup location selections, FIFA presidential elections, clothing sponsorships, etc.
- Vagner Love
As his name goes, Vagner Love admitted that he loved being engaged in orgies, like having sex in malls and restaurants when he was playing for CSKA Moscow.
- Eric Cantona
Eric Cantona after been send off in the midweek game at Selhurst Park reacted badly to taunts that came from a Crystal Palace supporter. He also leaped forward at the fan into the crowd.
- Luis Suarez
In the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Uruguay and Italy, the former team’s star Luis Suarez bit Italian player, Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder, when Chiellini tried to attack the ball.
- Andres Escobar
After the defender hit an unfortunate goal that threw out his Colombian team from the 1994 World Cup, he was murdered outside a nightclub.
- Sepp Blatter
Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter is the president of FIFA for the past 17 years. The peculiar thing is that in most of his election victories, he was the only candidate standing for the FIFA presidential seat.