VIDEO: Di Canio, Keane & Cantona - the Premier League's real Bad Boys
2009-11-02 - Added by
Courtesy of a mixture of bad refereeing decisions and awful tackles this past weekend's Premier League action produced a record NINE red cards!
Bearing this in mind, ExtraFootie has delved into the archives to bring you the real bad boys of the Premier League over the past 15 years or so.
A mention must go to some of the intimidating players who are not included in this list.
Vinnie Jones, Dennis Wise, Robbie Savage, Patrick Vieira, Duncan Ferguson, Neil Ruddock and Stuart Pearce - you can all count yourself very lucky...
5: Michael Brown - The Portsmouth midfielder is renowned for aggressive midfield play which has earned him eight Premier League red cards to date. His tackle on Ryan Giggs here, leaves no qualms as to why…
4: Former West Ham striker John Hartson may not have been sent off here but his vicious attack on team-mate Eyal Berkovic during a routine training session is worth a mention…
3: Paolo Di Canio - The Italian was adored for his passionate play for Celtic before coming to England but the former Sheffield Wednesday man pushes the referee a little too far here…!
2: Roy Keane - The Manchester United legend had a history with Norweigan Alfe Inge Haaland after the player claimed Keano dived during a match some years earlier when he was at Leeds United.
The Irishman reserved his hatred for the Manchester City man until this game when he dealt him a ferocious tackle resulting in Haaland's retirement!
1: Eric Cantona - The controversial Manchester United legend was known for his marauding skills but he produced one of his shameful moments in this game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
After being sent off in the game, the Frenchman inexplicably launched a scathing attack on an Eagles fan by leaping into the stands and unleasing a kung fu kick. Take a look…