Sunday, May 22, 2016

Football’s Quarrels and Feuds, Part Thirteen

1- Harald Schumacher/Gerd Strack and Rinus Michels, 1983
In the summer of 1983 FC Koln stars Harald Schuamcher and Gerd Strack were at odds with Dutch Manager Rinus Michels.
Schumacher went as far as saying that Michels could not develop nor train  young players.
Schumacher was fined by the Koln Management. The Management’s reasoning was that if they had fired Michels after Schumacher’s comments, no high profile manager would have ever come to Koln.

Photo From: World Soccer, April 2005
(Rinus Michels)

Photo From: Fussball Magazin, March April 1982
(Harald Schumacher)

2- Marcel Desaily and Hristo Stoichkov, 1996
After France’s match vs. Bulgaria during the 1996 Euros (June 18, 1996, France 3-Bulgaria 1), French star Marcel Desailly complained that throughout the match Bulgarian star Hristo Stoichkov had hurled racial abuse at him and other players of African descent.
For his part, Stoichkov downplayed the incident and said that it was ‘normal’ behavior and all is forgotten at the end of the match.

Photo From: Le Livre d'or du Football\Le Livre d'or du Football 1996
(Hristo Stoichkov, Bixente Lizarazu and Marcel Desailly, June 18, 1996, UEFA European Championships, France 3-Bulgaria 1)

3- Eduardo Bonvallet and Carlos Caszely, 2008
It was that reported in June 2008, that former Chile players Eduardo Bonvallet and Carlos Caszely were involved in a fist fight after a verbal argument near a Santiago Ice Cream shop.

Photo From: Mondial, New Series, Hors Serie 13, 1982
(Carlos Caszely)

4- Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle 1998
England Manager Glenn Hoddle disclosed a few months after the 1998 World Cup that Paul Gascoigne was so angry at the news of him being cut from the World Cup Finals squad, that he violently reacted and started wrecking and destroying Hoddle’s room. Others had to come and physically restrain the volatile Gascoigne.

Photo From: Goal, Issue 2, November 1995
(Paul Gascoigne)

Photo From: World Soccer, October  1998
(Glenn Hoddle)

5- George Weah and Paris St. Germain Management, 1995
A few months after his transfer to AC Milan from PSG in 1995, Liberian star George Weah accused his former club in their handling of the matter.
According to Weah, PSG Officials purposefully delayed negotiations in the hopes of raising his transfer cost.
He also stated that once he had told PSG that he wanted to leave, they started making things difficult for him.

They asked him to reimburse the furniture that the club had loaned him as well as airfare costs (According to Weah, he had an agreement with PSG that they would pay for his and Liberian teammates airfare to and from International matches, so that he could be present for League matches on time).

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 75, April 1995
(George Weah at Paris St. Germain)

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