The 15 Premier League Stars Who were simply ‘trouble’

The game needs characters; I accept that, but don’t some players just love their own hype? Football is very pantomime-like at times and for every hero, there is certainly a villain and the boo boys always seem to prioritise time to victimise the following pros but perhaps they deserve the occasional ear bashing. Whether a player sulks when he is substituted, is outspoken in defence of their performance or simply is prone to the rash tackle or ten, some players are simply more temperamental than others and are destined for ‘trouble’ when they take the field.

It may certainly be the case that these players are more trouble than they are worth and in the midst of a title tilt or a relegation battle, these infamous antics can weigh a team down internally, whilst everyone else may be laughing or mocking the individuals. I shall give you a sneak peak of someone who will make the top end of this countdown. You know his name already. Mario Balotelli is the quintessential modern day ‘troublemaker’ and embodies all the attributes which have made him arguably a cult hero. Clocking up antics in his career thus far such as showboating in a pre-season friendly, setting fireworks off in his home and most recently gate crashing the press conference of the new Inter Milan manager to simply say ‘hello’, Balotelli’s attention seems to be on a different planet at times. Let us embark on a countdown which embodies the sublime to the ridiculous!

Click on Mido to unveil the top 15

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