“Let’s start with the envious, the angry, surely born because of a broken condom,” reads a post on Frank Ribery’s Twitter account. “F*** your mothers, your grandmothers, and your whole family tree,” wrote the Bayern Munich star.

The French winger malfunctioned verbally and put a string of angry posts on Twitter and Instagram on Saturday aimed at those who had slammed him for eating the golden steak in a famous restaurant and uploading a video online. All across the globe, football is massively popular. In fact, it is the most popular sport worldwide. Almost half the population of the globe can be considered football fans.


Like Ribery’s outburst, we’ve created the following collection of controversial football quotes. Enjoy!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Pep Guardiola

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“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway and you step on the gas. [Pep] Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat.”


Jose Mourinho on Arsene Wenger

“I think [Arsene Wenger] is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”


Mario Balotelli on Jack Wilshere

“Jack who? No, I don’t know him but the next time I play against Arsenal I will keep a close eye on him. Perhaps I can show him the Golden Boy trophy and remind him that I won it.”


Maradona to Argentine Media

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“To those who did not believe: now suck my d**k – I’m sorry ladies for my words – and keep on sucking it. I am either white or black. I will never be grey in my life. You treated me as you did. Now keep on sucking d**ks. I am grateful to my players and to the Argentinian people. I thank no one but them. The rest, keep on sucking d**ks.”


Roy Keane on Mick McCarthy

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“Who do you think you are having meetings about me? You were a crap player and you are a crap manager. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the manager of my country and you’re not even Irish you English c***!”


Sir Alex Ferguson on Jose Mourinho

“I would never think a guy who hasn’t played a game could be a top coach but then you’ve got to look at his personality. He’s got a marvelous, strong personality and that bridges that gap.”

“I remember his first press conference [at Chelsea, in 2004] and I thought: ‘Christ, he’s a cocky b******, him’. He was telling the players: ‘Look, I’m the special one, we don’t lose games.”


Arsene Wenger on Sir Alex Ferguson

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On Alex Ferguson’s claim that Manchester United were a better side than Arsenal in 2002: “Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.”

“I had very, very, very heated moments with Sir Alex Ferguson but today I am very happy to see him and we share a good glass of red wine.”


Paolo Di Canio on English Football

“Doping in English football is restricted to lager and baked beans with sausages. After which the players take to the field, belching and farting. English football culture is one of pure, intense competition, and that’s why I have always preferred it to Italy.”


Wayne Rooney on Cristiano Ronaldo

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“In the time I’ve been playing with Ronnie, the one thing I’ve noticed about him is that he can’t walk past his reflection without admiring it, even if we’re about to play a game of football.”

George Best on Beckham

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“He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn’t score many goals. Apart from that, he’s all right.”


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