Pundits often cite the fact that the ‘beautiful’ game is full of passion as an excuse for the latest histrionics from superstars of big teams, and it often seems footballers are often close to going over the edge, but are normally stopped from doing so by team-mates or their own common sense.
Even Lawrenson would struggle to defend the actions of this lad though, when last week a player lost all sense of rationality and attacked a referee during a league match in Brazil. During a Campeonato Amazonense game between EC Iranduba and Sao Raimundo, Iranduba’s midfielder Volante Derlan viciously attacked a referee after he had sent him off for a foul.
We also bring you our favourite moments of players losing control, doing the unthinkable and hitting back at the officials. Terrible but brilliant, all at the same time. Enjoy.