Crime: On live national television, referred to black French footballer Marcel Desailly as "what is known in some schools as a fucking lazy thick nigger." His comment on German TV that Italian footballer Francisco Totti "looks like a little twat" paled in comparison.
Humiliation Factor: Career-ending.
Did He Admit It?: Yes
Feeble Excuse: Everyone talks like that in British football, and his teams were always stacked with black players. Didn't do him any good.
Humiliation Factor: High, but amazingly, not career-ending
Did He Admit It?: No.
Feeble Excuse: Kids say the funniest things.