Overall, sports fans venerate sports stars and hold them to a higher standard than regular people. But the reality is that they are still human beins just like us. Many of them lose control after a few drinks or make terrible decisions that land them in a lot of trouble. With that said, there’s a long list of athletes who have shamefully thrown hands in public.
Most of these were because they were heavily intoxicated. Sometimes, they just showed poor judgment. However, all of these situations were avoidable if these star athletes just turned around and walked away. Check out the list below of athletes who shamefully attacked other people via Sporting News.
25. Conor McGregor (2021)
The reason why this incident doesn’t feature higher on this list is that nobody was surprised. McGregor went to the Vatican with his family for his youngest child’s christening. This should have been a beautiful day but ‘The Notorious’ managed to bring the tone down. Allegedly, he hosted a party and invited Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti and his wife.
Facchinetti claimed that the UFC fighter shamefully punched him without provocation and broke his nose. “The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of 10 witnesses, his friends, and his bodyguards,” Facchinetti told MMA Mania. He attacked me without motivation as we talked for more than two hours and we also had fun together.”