Sporting arenas are an unforgiving place. Racing emotions, high levels of competition and the will to be the best can all combine to create an atmosphere that can all become a bit too much for some.
It’s not an all too uncommon occurrence to see a sports star throwing a tiff under such pressure, or witnessing the red mist descend when things aren’t going their way. That can be put down to pure human nature; we can all become victims of our own desires, and there isn’t too many athletes who haven’t acted unprofessionally at some point or another in their careers.
However, there is of course a select group of individuals who are far more susceptible to ‘blowing their tops’ than the average performer. We all know them - some people hate them and some people love them.
Whilst for the most part they provide a risky element of uncertainty and unpredictability, we can all appreciate the entertainment value when an established athlete loses his cool and breaks the mould.
Here we pay homage to the Tyson Furys and Mario Balotellis of the world. Click on to see who makes the cut...