Everybody allows their emotions to get the better of them sometimes. This includes elite sports stars who sometimes can control their fury and have temper tantrums in front of the world. While these moments are cringe-worthy, they also often induce some good-feeling because fans can relate to them on a human level.
They throw tantrums for many reasons like bad officiating decisions or because they are simply annoyed with somebody in their close proximity. Whatever their reasons, the cause is usually not that serious but the consequences are often massive. Check out the list below via RTE and Tiebreaker.
30. Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham is no stranger to temper tantrums. They occurred frequently during his time with the New York Giants. The wide receiver was a sublime talent before injuries sapped his effectiveness. He was also fiercely competitive. When things didn’t go his way, he made sure that everybody knew about it. In 2017, he caught just four passes as the Packers soundly handed the Giants a playoff defeat. As a result, he punched a hole in a wall.
But this wasn’t the first time he unleashed his fury on an inanimate object. In 2016, in the third quarter of a game against the Redskins, events irritated OBJ. His response was to swing his helmet at the kicking net. Unfortunately, this became one of the most parodied tantrums of the year because the net fell on top of him. It was embarrassing for Beckham but hilarious for everybody else.