Autobiographies always tell a story. Some try to be honest, while others kindle old fire. At the end of the day, they all wrote controversy.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 most controversial football autobiographies:
1. Roy Keane
In 2002, Roy Keane fanned his own flames of controversy with the release of Keane: The Autobiography and then his second book Roy Keane: The Second Half.
After countless encounters during a glittering career at the very top of the world game, unsurprisingly there were plenty of things that we learned from the Irishman’s autobiography.
Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville and of course Alf Inge Haaland all got a good hairdryer treatment in the pages of “The Second Half”. Mick McCarthy was also one of many targeted in Keane’s relentlessly angry tone. But, what truly stood out was a passage about his career-ending tackle on Alf-Inge Haaland: “I’d waited long enough. I ******* hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you ****. And don’t ever stand over me sneering about fake injuries.”
Keane used a heart attack of one of his players to cover up a bad performance and he even had a tear up with the giant Peter Schmeichel, a scrap in which he HEAD-BUTTED him was particularly explosive.