[Narrator]: These athletes broke the rules and faced the consequences. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 unsportsmanlike moments in sports. [Announcer]: Oh, you’ll hate to see this! [Narrator]: For this list, we’re focusing on displays of bad behavior, unsportsmanlike conduct and violence during or after sporting events that simply made our jaws drop. It wasn’t his first altercation and it wouldn’t be his last. However, we’ve chosen the Monday Night football game where Bill Romanowski projected bodily fluid onto an opponent. That’s right, the Denver Bronco linebacker spit in J.J. Stokes’ face after the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver allegedly goaded him to do it. The incident also raised issues of racism since Billy is caucasian and Stokes is African-American. [Romanowski]: Spitting in a guy’s face does not belong on a football field. You know, it’s inexcusable. You know, I wish I could have that back. I can’t, you know. [Narrator]: Fights are pretty commonplace in hockey. But even for the rock ’em, sock ’em playing style of the ‘70s, this brawl involving a Boston Bruins defenseman and New York Rangers fan was really out of the norm. [Announcer]: Oh, this could be bad! Oh, there go the Bruins! [Narrator]: To catch a spectator who’d assaulted a player, the Bruins team leapt into the stands. [Announcer]: They’re gonna pull that guy apart. [Narrator]: But most shocking was when Mike Milbury hit the offender with his shoe, resulting in multiple player suspensions and fines. [Reporter]: Kerrigan was in a practice session right next door at Cobo Arena. She was coming off the ice getting ready to do an interview with a reporter from Pittsburgh when all of a sudden she was attacked. [Narrator]: While the Olympics are competitive, this went beyond anything we’d come to expect from figure skating. [Kerrigan]: Why? Why? [Narrator]: To increase her chances at the Olympics, Tonya Harding conspired to have rival Nancy Kerrigan taken out of the picture. [EMT]: What did he hit you with? [Kerrigan]: I don’t know, some hard hard black stick, something really really hard! [Narrator]: Kerrigan was then unable to participate in the U.S. Figure Skating Championship, clearing the way for Harding’s victory. Though both made the Olympic team, Harding eventually faced charges for her involvement. [Announcer]: What a great moment for Nancy Kerrigan. [Narrator]: He may be one of baseball’s most talented second basemen but that doesn’t mean he always kept himself in line. During a 1996 game against the Blue Jays, Roberto Alomar objected to John Hirschbeck’s call by spitting in the umpire’s face. Though the Baltimore Orioles player claimed Hirschbeck had made racist comments, Alomar was suspended for five games. The two eventually reconciled. [Alomar]: Everybody makes mistakes in life, and I did make a mistake, and hey, life goes on. [Narrator]: Though Rosie Ruiz maintained she ran the Boston Marathon in its entirety for years after, it’s generally accepted that the Cuban American cheated her way to the finish line. The fact that Ruiz barely broke a sweat and wasn’t familiar with common runners’ terms was just the starting point for people’s suspicions. [Reporter]: Is someone coaching you or advising you? [Ruiz]: No, I advise myself. [Narrator]: For while there wasn’t any video surveillance, witness reports that she took the subway and official investigations ultimately revealed the truth. [Announcer]: Nobody knew yet that six months before Rosie allegedly took a subway to the finish line of the New York Marathon. So this was actually her second route, and she almost pulled it off. The big mistake was coming in first. [Narrator]: Though the Liverpool player was charged with the racially-motivated abuse of Manchester United’s Patrice Evra in 2011, it’s the violent conduct charge he accepted two years later that lands here. While playing a Premier League match, Luis Suárez sunk his teeth into Chelsea player Branislav Ivanović. [Announcer]: Looks like he’s actually sunk his gnashes in there. [Narrator]: Instead of the standard three-game ban, the Liverpool forward was forbidden from playing 10 for the serious nature of his actions. [Speaker]: This is not the first time he’s bitten someone in a football match. It just can’t happen again. I firmly believe this puts him in the last chance [to remain a] Liverpool player. [Narrator]: This scandal caused so much damage to baseball that officials banned the players involved for life. Referring to the conspiracy between eight White Sox players and pro gamblers to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series games, … [Gandil]: Well, I think that we can’t be beaten. We can only beat ourselves. You fellas know what I mean. [Narrator]: …this fixing of the MLB championship also achieved notoriety for the alleged participation of legendary athletes like Shoeless Joe Jackson. [Announcer]: Here we go again, the rematch we’ve waited a long time to see. [Narrator]: Mike Tyson was already seen as a wild and crazy boxer, but his 1997 rematch against Evander Holyfield topped anything and everything else he’d done in the ring. [Announcer]: Oh, and some nasty stuff in there. There looked to be a bite almost. [Narrator]: During “The Sound and the Fury” fight, Tyson didn’t only bite his opponent on the ear once, but twice! [Announcer]: There, he bites him there. You see that there’s teeth. And Holyfield in agony at that point, trying to rip free. [Narrator]: He was disqualified and later stated his actions were in response to Holyfield’s un-penalized head butting. [Announcer]: Oh, Wallace right at Artest. This has the potential to be serious if they don’t get between. [Narrator]: Though the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons fight began on the court, it quickly degenerated into the NBA’s most infamous brawl when they took it to the stands: … [Announcer]: Artest is in the stands! [Narrator]: … after a spectator threw a drink at Ron Artest, pro b-ballers and fans began throwing punches and drinks at each other. The Pacers-Pistons brawl led to multiple player suspensions and criminal charges for several fans. [Announcer]: What a sad scene here at the Palace. [Narrator]: Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions. It was during France’s return to the 2006 World Cup Finals when, seemingly out of nowhere, Zinedine Zidane used his noggin’ to hit Marco Materazzi in the chest. Zidane was sent off the pitch, and Italy won the game in the shootout. [Announcer]: He makes it. Italy, World Cup champions 2006. [Narrator]: It was later revealed that the Italian player had taunted and insulted Zidane. While this kind of behavior wouldn’t necessarily be considered the craziest reaction in a normal game, the fact that it occurred during the world’s biggest game and on the biggest stage lands it on top. Do you agree with our list? What do you think is the most unsportsmanlike moment in sports? With new top tens published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com. [Speaker]: You have to make sure you provide adequate security so these kind of incidents don’t escalate to the astronomical proportions that it did tonight. That is the bottom line.

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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Pro Sports

  • September 14, 2018 at 9:43 am
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    I'm glad you started to appreciate Europeans. Still – there were a lot of worse unsportsmanlike events in football then you shown in your baseball/american football situations.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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    Roberto Alomar is a bitch.

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  • October 5, 2018 at 11:18 am
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    What about the elbow Karl Malone threw at David Robinson?

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  • October 8, 2018 at 4:10 am
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    the 1984 or 1986 montreal/quebec good friday match thst was insane

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  • October 18, 2018 at 8:05 am
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    If this list was made now they could not leave out Romano Fenati.

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  • October 25, 2018 at 2:45 am
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    7:46 It would have been #1 if he charged the mound with the bat after hitting the catcher.

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  • November 4, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    My grandma can hit harder with her head than that dude

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  • November 5, 2018 at 8:53 pm
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    Zidane was blatant (though maybe deserved), but when one person removes the ear of another with his teeth, that has to take #1. The hockey cheap shot or the paralyzed football player should be more than an honorable mention too.

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  • November 6, 2018 at 2:43 am
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    El título está en español y hablan inglés :/

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  • November 11, 2018 at 6:50 am
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    I don't care how big the sport is, it is NEVER that serious.

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  • November 21, 2018 at 12:20 am
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    I’m glad that the New York Rangers didn’t hop into the stands as well. At least they have brains. What the hell was that Bruins guy thinking?!?!

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  • November 23, 2018 at 12:31 am
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    Soccer players are pussys

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  • November 27, 2018 at 12:02 am
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    what about eric cantona jumping into the crowd and kicking a fan? seems worse than most of those??

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  • November 28, 2018 at 10:58 pm
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    lol Don Zimmer got what he was askin' for. That could have been a lot worse than just being casually thrown to the ground.

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  • December 3, 2018 at 11:41 am
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    05:52 – Biting someones ear off is obviously unacceptable. Having said that….Holyfield was a notorious head butter and low blower and I fully believe Tyson when he claimed it was in response to Holyfields repeated head butts. This might also just be karmic justice.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 6:25 am
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    Pepe headbutts Mueller FIFA world cup 2014

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  • December 5, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    Materazzi insulted Zidanes sister as a whore to provoke him. He totally deserved it.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 1:46 am
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    I never agree with your lists

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  • December 20, 2018 at 11:33 pm
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    #9 – Mike Milbury got a slap on the wrist in hindsight, 6 games and a $500 fine; he should've been suspended for the rest of the year like Artest was. I never understood how a meathead like him could become a coach, GM and later analyst despite his reputation; and surprise, he was/is terrible at all of those jobs!

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  • December 21, 2018 at 9:18 am
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    He called zidane's moter

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  • December 23, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    I was expecting some dirty real madrid players vs lionel messi moments here.. so disappointing

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  • January 6, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    I don't know about y'all, but if materazzi talked shit about MY sisters, he'd have left on a stretcher

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  • January 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    i think James Graham biting Billy Slater's ear should be hear

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  • February 9, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    Of course they pull the race card at no. 10. White people be careful to only lose your temper against other whites.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Absolute bullsh*t! A guy got paralyzed yet they only feature him in the honorable mentions? I'm pretty sure a meh headbutt in a sport full of wieners doesn't deserve the #1 spot.

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  • February 28, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    What about coulthard giving the bird to Schumacher

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  • March 1, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    Ndamukong Suh stomping all over an opposing player after the whistle was blown should have been ranked.

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  • March 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    You forgot to mention, that it was Zidanes last game, as he was retiring which makes it worse. And that's what people remember him for now.

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  • March 5, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    Romanowski defined trash before Burfict came around…and both had their careers end the same way (and rightly so)

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  • March 7, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    4:18 That one Was Violent!!

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  • March 10, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    #1 . Soccer doesn;t count. ahahaah

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  • March 12, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    What about Boca juniors vs Guadalajara

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  • March 13, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    There was a rugby league player who stuck his finger into another players bum hole during a game
    We still call it doing a Hopoate

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  • March 18, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Can't say I'm a big fan of Mike Tyson. 😒

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  • March 19, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    Micheal Jordan trash talked constantly and is an asshole in real life…. but he gets a free pass because hes Michall…… go and get fucked.

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  • March 29, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    how is becoming paralysed unsportsmanlike???

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  • March 29, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    You put Roberto Alomar and not Frank Rijkaard lmfao

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  • April 1, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    "Luis Suarez can't bite someone again" oh you sweet summer child!

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  • April 3, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    That headbutt body Italian was bulshit it soccer as usual pretend you're dying if it looks like somebody hit you that's why I'll Never Love Soccer I watch it but these guys are great actors on the pitch.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    how the hell do you bite somebody while wearing a mouth guard???!!!

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  • April 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    who thinks when Brad Marchand licked someone should be on this list

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  • April 11, 2019 at 7:25 am
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    THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME HE BIT SOMEONE??? WTF is he a WEREWOLF?? Don’t let him play if he keeps chewing on players!!

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  • April 11, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    The worst ever is Conor McGregor. In Every Aspect Every Reason. Exposed as a Fraud a Cheat a Proven Quitter and alleged rapists but of all else a Horrible piece of Shit and Twitter Whorerior

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  • April 12, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    If anyone should be forced into making a anti bullying video it is 100% without a Fucking Doubt the King of Social Whoreisum the Notorious Tapping Machine Social media whore Ultimate Tapping Punk Ass Proven Quitter rapists drunkcass Irish psychopath phone and fan face smashing making babies all over the place back Fucking Assholes Shameful waste of skin Conor it's only business McNugget's McGregor

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  • April 12, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Look into worsted most selfish…you'd find McNugget's Picture and History

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  • April 12, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    Fucking you Assholes supporting a psychopath narcissist

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  • April 13, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    Only us brits would say “sunk his gnashers in there”😂

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  • April 20, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    This list is nonsense. Number 1 should have been Schumacher almost decapitating Battiston in Seville in 1982. The dirtiest foul in football history.

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  • April 25, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    I'm surprised why realmadrid captain Sergio Ramos isn't on the list !
    He honourably deserve a spot on this list.

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  • April 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    شكرا اعجبني الفيديو

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  • April 27, 2019 at 10:21 am
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    If this list was made now, it would be incomplete without Romano Fenati

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  • May 10, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    These athletes are lucky none of the people they punched had knives or guns because they would have been seriously hurt

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  • May 15, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    The Italians were taunting Zidane the whole game with racist insults, many directed at his mother. The Italians always get away with this crap, and the refs let them. In any case, the Italian player is a forgotten punk, Zizou is one of the greatest players in history and a great manager.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    Number a a guy head buts someone honorable mention a guy paralyzed someone

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  • May 21, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    That Pedro Martinez/Don Zimmer honorable mention should really just be Don Zimmer. He charged Pedro. And I don't care how old you are. If you charge someone, be prepared to get put on your ass.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    Bertuzzi-Moore should have high up been on the real list

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  • May 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    I think Zidane being #1 isn't about what happened but WHERE it happened. During the World Cup, the biggest game in Soccer with millions of people of watching. If it was during a normal exhibition match it probably wouldn't have been as big a deal.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    The uneducated cluck narrating this needs a fact checker. I had to turn this off

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  • May 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    What about Boogie not letting IT shake hands with CP3 after the game

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  • May 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    2:33 a what?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 3:45 pm
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    Yeah WatchMojo, I'm not condoning biting ears but when you get head butted so many times, you tend to lose your temper a bit.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    That izzy alcantara one in the honorable mentions is…

    MEME-tastic

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  • June 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    McSorley slashing Brashear should be on this list…or at least honorable mention.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    So basically hiring a hit man to literally break someones bones is only #8 huh…

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  • June 10, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    you should include more motorsports, like schumacher at jerez 97

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  • June 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    Trevor Chapell and the underarm against New Zealand cricket match

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  • June 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    The headbutt was worth it

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  • June 16, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    What about Suh?

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  • June 16, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    This list is crap

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  • June 16, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    Ben Thatcher and his elbow technique.. I'd have leathered him. Disgusting tosser.

    Luis Suarez also.. To bite another person is deserved of a good old fashioned pasting

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  • July 9, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    this voice for this channel fucking sucks dick

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  • July 10, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Worst unsportsmanlike moment was in boxing: Butler vs Grant it was completely shameful that guy Butler should have been arrested.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Number one looks as if it was planned. Last game ever. Might be a great coach one day 🤔 How many CL has he won? As manager? 🤔

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    How does Bertuzzi nearly killing Moore only end up as an honorable mention??

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  • July 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    Turning someone into a paraplegic is an honourable mention but a head butt gets number 1, ok watch mojo

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    I love youuuuuuuu u

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  • July 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Just because a white guy spat in a black guys face doesn't make it racism you utter half baked libtarded potatoes

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Okay the headbutt to the chest could have not caused that much could have not caused that much pain please! He obviously was faking it!!

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    This video was made before the infamous 2014 bite from Luiz Suarez to Giorgio Chielleni

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  • July 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Two things. First, Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals. Thankfully, the asshole finally got what was coming to him in the form of Vegas Golden Knights defenseman, Ryan Reaves. Tom Wilson finally got his long awaited chance to become intimate with the hockey ice.

    Second: the entire team of the San Jose Sharks (you got the scumbag Joe Thorton, who's so afraid of getting his ass kicked that he resorts to jabbing players in the throat with his hockey stick), Evander Kane, little bitch boy dillan, and Brent Burns. Of course, it's no surprise that this team is full of crybaby's looking to purposely hurt other players when they're losing, I mean, Raffi Torres came from the sharks. Seems everyone on the team is trying to live up to his legacy of failure.

    Then you have the Boston Bruins. I'll let you figure that one out, but it starts with a player named Brad Marchand.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    This Video Was Made Before Watch Mojo Runing Out of Ideas

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  • July 22, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    I only came to see if my boy Meta World Peace made the list lol

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  • July 22, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    That weak headbutt, that was a flop.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    *spat

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    You hear "Bruins" – Final Destination 3

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:48 am
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    Mike Tyson biting piece Evander Holyfield's 👂🏼memorable

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  • July 26, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    Oh brother

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  • July 30, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    Naw, Rangers fan were gross. It’s amazing this hadn’t happened more often. And Bertuzzi-Moore was obscene and should have resulted in that creep’s ban from hockey. Permanently.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    The headbutt being number 1 is garbage

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  • August 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm
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    Can tell this is American… We could name a LOT even worse moments that didnt make your list here. One example, Eric Cantona battered a fan after he was sent off for Manchester United against Crystal Palace, that was worse than the Zidane Headbutt.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    Materazzi was the one who was unsportsmanlike

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  • August 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    "What a disgraceful showing from the Pistons fans here." Umm… Dude, you're in Detroit. Wtf did you expect?

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  • August 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    As a hockey fan, I'll always have respect for Ron Artest. Throw a drink at me, will you!

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    How is a single head butt more unsportsmanlike than a multiple man brawl?

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  • August 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    You can’t just throw drinks at nba players and expect them not to throw shade. Sit down watch the game watch your mouth and enjoy yourself

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    Wheres Rudy v's Kermit?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Zidane did that because the other guy touch his shirt. Then Zidane sayed you can have my shirt after the game. Then the other guy sayed no I want your sister shirt instead. Then Zidane head him

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    You really can't put Mike Tyson on this list because he was retaliating because of holyfield's headbutts and for some reason senial mills lane couldn't see it.

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