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Football's bad boys

Updated 1008 GMT (1808 HKT) November 28, 2014
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November 2014: Brandao, right, was given a one-month jail sentence for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta in August. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images/file
June 2009: Didier Drogba received a six-match ban (with two matches suspended) following Chelsea's loss to Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals in June 2009. The Ivorian was incensed that referee Tom Henning Ovrebo had rejected Chelsea pleas for several penalties. Frustration boiled over as Drogba uttered the words "it's a f***ing disgrace" into a passing TV camera lens. Michael Regan/Getty Images/file
July 2006: Zinedine Zidane's headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final was immortalized in this bronze statue titled "Coup de Tete" by French Algerian-born artist Adel Abdessemed. Even though Zidane retired after the match, he was handed a three-match ban and fined 7,500 Swiss francs ($7,990). KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images/file
September 1998: Paolo Di Canio, left, was sent off for violent conduct in an English Premier League game against Arsenal. Di Canio didn't think much of the decision and pushed referee Paul Alcock, who stumbled backwards for several paces before finally falling over. The Italian was banned for 11 matches and fined £10,000 ($16,000). Mark Thompson /Allsport/file
June 1994: A pumped-up Diego Maradona gestures during the 1994 World Cup. The Argentine was later thrown out of the tournament after testing positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine, signaling the end of his international career. DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images/file