Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

The most notorious spitters in football

Frank Rijkaard Frank Rijkaard spat into Rudi Voller's mullet not once but twice as hostilities between Holland and Germany boiled over at the 1990 World Cup.

Footballers were warned to stop spitting amid fears of spreading swine flu.

Blackburn and Bolton have confirmed outbreaks of the virus and now the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has issued a warning to curb the 'disgusting' habit.

A spokesman for HPA said: "Footballers, like the rest of us, wouldn't spit indoors so they shouldn't do it on the football pitch."

Indeed, and to highlight the risks of such a 'disgusting' habit, we've hauled together football's worst spitting offenders.

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Source Independent