2023-01-25 08:00:15

Which footballers have been the subject of diss tracks?

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By Guardian Sport

Shakiras epic takedown of her ex, Gerard Piqu, has been a smash hit worldwide (certainly in terms of YouTube views), writes Rashaad Jorden. Has any other footballer been the subject of a diss track?

Diss tracks are another part of modern life that we dont really understand, but weve clicked on enough bait to know that they are increasingly commonplace and that Piqu isnt the first footballer to be on the receiving end.

For the sake of argument, and definitely not because we wouldnt have enough answers otherwise, lets extend the footballer in the original question to all people involved in football. That allows us to mention Stormzys 2015 single Know Me From, which included a reference to his beloved Manchester Uniteds post-Fergie woes: I come to your team and I fuck shit up/Im David Moyes. Good job he released it in 2015 and not 2022, or that last line could have gone on a bit.

Our next dissee (is that word? It is now) is Paulo Bento, who was one of the water-carriers in Portugals terrific Euro 2000 side and later went on to manage his country. In between times, while in charge of Sporting, he was the titular subject of a withering track by the Portuguese rapper Valete.

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