Showboating: When sportsmen showed a lack of respect

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Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has found himself in hot water after an ill-judged piece of showboating in a friendly against LA Galaxy.

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Through one-on-one on goal, the Italian stopped the ball before trying to back-heel it into the net. The ball went well wide and he was hauled off despite the game just 30 minutes old.

Here, we take a look at some other incidents when sportsmen showed a lack of respect to their opponents.