Football’s 6 most car-crash TV moments – including Kevin Keegan’s famous rant

Football can be a bonkers game for many and for some it can prove too much.

When the pressure ramps up, we can all be thankful that the cameras were rolling after providing some absolute classic moments in Premier League history.

Who could forget Kevin Keegan losing his cool in a tense title battle with Sir Alex Ferguson?

Or Jose Mourinho lifting three fingers to reporters and demanding respect?

To tell the truth, there are too many moments to remembers but here at Starsport we have tried to condense it down to six of the best.

Here's our list – and be sure to comment with some of your own.

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6. Charlie Austin – VAR

Charlie Austin has perhaps written himself into Prem folklore after his explosive rant towards the officials in 2018.

Southampton drew 1-1 with Watford but the forward had scored what he believed to be a legitimate goal only for it to be chalked off after Maya Yoshida was adjudged to have been offside.

What followed was sheer rage, as a furious Austin blasted: “It’s ridiculous, they shouldn’t be in the game. The officials cost us two points. They said it was offside, that is a joke.

"People go on about VAR, they clearly need help. If this is the best, most-watched league in the world then give them all the help they need. It is a joke.”

It also gave us this legendary video.

5. Rafa Benitez – Facts

With Liverpool and Manchester United locked in a close battle for the Premier League title in 2009 where Rafa Benitez blinked first in a battle of wits with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Now, facing Fergie can make any normal man suffer a meltdown but someone like Benitez, usually Mr. Cool, blowing his top set tongues wagging across the country.

Liverpool were leading their biggest rivals in the table at the time but what followed was a mighty collapse that saw United and Ferguson laughing all the way to an 18th league title.

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4. Jose Mourinho – Respect

It was the beginning of the end for The Special One at United in 2018 and a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham saw Jose Mourinho lose his temper with reporters in a stunning press conference.

Holding three fingers up to gobsmacked journalists, he demanded 'respect, respect, respect' after telling them that he had won more Premier League titles than all the other managers put together.

It was quite something and it showed the cracks beginning to form at Old Trafford and sure enough by December, the Portuguese coach was sacked.

3. Harry Redknapp – Wheeler dealer

'Arry is everyone's favourite manager; bubbly, charismatic and full of great stories.

But don't you dare call him a wheeler dealer, because he is a football manager.

That lesson was harshly learnt by one reporter who lightheartedly remarked about Redknapp's DelBoy caricature.

The then-Tottenham manager was fuming, leading an expletive rant before making a jolt for the door f-ing and blinding as he went. Remarkable.

2. Delia Smith – Where are you

What do you get when you cross a TV chef, a relegation battle a bit of booze on the side? An absolute classic Premier League moment.

Delia Smith had invested a lot of money into Norwich and with the club staring at relegation in 2005, she was not ready to go down without a fight.

With the scores tied 2-2 at the break with Manchester City, Smith called upon the supporters at Carrow Road to cheer their men to victory.

Her impassioned rant failed in heartbreaking circumstances though, with Robbie Fowler stealing the three points for the visitors in the 90th minute.

1. Kevin Keegan – Love it, LOVE IT, if we beat them

Kevin Keegan has had one of the best careers a footballer could hope for but what will go down in history is the scruffy Newcastle manager with a pair of headphones draped on his head.

Another victim of Fergie's mind games, Keegan took the bait in astonishing circumstances in 1996 with the Magpies and United tussling for the Premier League title.

Newcastle needed the Red Devils to drop points against Middlesbrough while also beating Tottenham before Keegan's rant.

It backfired spectacularly, United thrashing their opponents 3-0 while Newcastle could only muster a 1-1 draw.

Here is the video, just watch it and soak it in – they don't make rants like this anymore.

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