Boxing Day immediately conjures up the image of fighting, so to commemorate one of the great football days in the calendar we thought we’d list the top 10 fight/violent incidents of 2012.
The list below is provided in chronological order.
Let the fights begin!
1. Five sent off as Bradford and Crawley clash on the pitch & in the dressing rooms, March 2012.
2. Footbrawl: A Brazilian footballer attacks a referee before getting arrested on the pitch, April 2012.
3. Crazy Assault: Universitatea staff memeber punches CFR Cluj captain Cadu from behind, May 2012.
4. 12 sent off as clubs Votuporanguense & Fernandopolis come to blows in Brazil, June 2012.
5. Decapitation: Baku keeper Agil Mammadov lays out Damjan Bohar (Mura), July 2012.
6. Nut-Cracker! Rooi Mahamutsa (Orlando Pirates) sent off for a brutal assault on Thabiso Nkoana (SuperSport United), August 2012.
7. Shocking two-footed lunge : Yaseen Nogri (Alta’awon) tries to amputate the legs off Yahya Kabi (Alshulaa), September 2012.
8. Contender for the Craziest Assault of the Season: A Turkish linesman punches a footballer in the face, September 2012.
9. Unbelievable Assault: A mental fan breaks onto the pitch and throttles a linesman (Chernomorets v FC Metalist), October 2012.
10. Marouane Fellaini’s shocking headbutt on Ryan Shawcross, December 2012.