Keane is one of the most interesting cases on this list because of the nature of his suspension. He savagely tackled Alf-Inge Haaland in 2001 and left the City midfielder in a heap on the floor. The referee immediately sent him off but that wasn’t the end of the affair (via SportBible).
The Irishman released his autobiography the following season and polarized the masses. He suggested that his tackle on Haaland was a premeditated assault because the Norwegian laughed at him several years earlier. Then, the Premier League suspended the seedy superstar for another five games.