10 Crazy Reasons Footballers Were SACKED By Their Club

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It's no secret that footballers can be a bit of an odd bunch.

That's not to say that every single player in this glorious game has a screw loose, as some are actually lovely human beings who use their riches and profile to make the world a better place for us all - looking at you Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford.

However, there are the odd one or two (or ten) footballing stars who opted to do things that can only be described as, well, crazy, whilst under contract, and it's not hard to see why their clubs decided to send them packing soon after.

Is it really that difficult to keep your nose clean and finally let rip once your career is in the rear-view mirror? Apparently so.

Kung fu kicking fans, reality TV show appearances and even crapping next to a vehicle have all landed these particular players in the doghouse.

It's not everyday you see a footballer given the marching orders from a club and when you do it tends to be down to a brief moment of madness or a painfully bad decision.

Or sometimes both.

10. Adil Rami - Missing Training Due To Being On A Reality TV Show

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French centre back Adil Rami has had a quietly decent career during his 17 year run as a senior professional footballer.

Turning out for clubs such as Lille, Valencia, AC Milan, Sevilla and Marseille, Rami has never been short of potential employers in his time in the game. However, Rami isn't everyone's cup of tea and that much was clear during his time at Marseille, or more specifically towards the end of his spell there.

After missing training one day due to a supposed injury towards the end of the 2018-19 season, the defender went off to record an episode of the French reality TV show Fort Boyard without the club's permission. Needless to say, Marseille were less than pleased with his decision. It's also worth noting that the show involved the contestants performing highly physical stunts.

Rami was eventually sacked in August 2019 for 'gross misconduct' after his Fort Boyard adventure - despite the star claiming Marseille were fully aware of his appearance on the show - and he eventually moved on over to Turkey, where he made just one league appearance for Fenerbahce.

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