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10 Best Ever Football Insults

10. Paolo Di Canio On David James

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Never a man to bite his tongue when asked his opinion, Paolo Di Canio once said this of goalkeeper David James...

"David James must have a brain the size of a pea! I called him a cretin a year ago, so it has taken him a whole year to find out the meaning of the word. My two-year-old daughter could learn quicker than that."

To make matters worse, James and Di Canio were teammates just six months later after the ex-England shot stopper joined West Ham United.

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However, PDC has been on the end of some acerbic abuse himself. When then-Italy manager Giovanni Trapattoni was asked by the media if he was under consideration for the 2002 World Cup squad, his reply was, "Only if there's an outbreak of bubonic plague." Ouch.

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