Here are some of the biggest controversies in football in 2021
There were some of the biggest scandals happened this year. No, we are not talking about the COVID, but the shocks that no one wanted to happen. Diego Maradona’s death was one of them.
This article will tell you about some of the biggest football controversies in 2021. Can you guess who won the 1986 Ballon d’Or? (Hint – He is a Dutch legend)
Biggest Football Controversies
European Super League
The European Super League was one of the biggest scandal of 2021. The idea of the league was proposed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Most of the fans against it because of the discrimination which was going to happen between the rich and poor clubs. But it was suspended and football restored its power.
Benjamin Mendy Rape Charges
For those who don’t know, Manchester City’s defender Benjamin Mendy is accused of six rapes and one sexual assault this year. And since this incident, he has been suspended by the club.
Racism Against English Players
In Euro 2020, England faced Italy in their first major competition final but were beaten in the penalty shootout. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the ones who missed the penalties and all of them faced racist abuse on social media.
Cristiano Ronaldo And Coca Cola
In a press conference during Euro 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo intentionally dragged a Coca-Cola bottle away from the cameras and advised viewers to drink water instead. This action of his took a shape of meme and spread all over the social media.
UCL Draw Conducted Twice
The Champions League Round-Of-16 draw was conducted again due to some mistakes made by UEFA. Manchester United were drawn against PSG which meant that we were about to witness the clash of the GOATs again. But because of the redraw, PSG will now face Real Madrid instead and United will be against Atletico Madrid.
Answer to the question above – Ruud Gullit