The Lingering Hatred: Petulant Verbal Sprays and Nasty Bust-Ups

As the end of the calendar year approaches, The Roar is reflecting on the most significant sporting events, rivalries, and moments that took place in 2023 in Australia and beyond. The biggest sporting feuds of the year are under intense debate at Roar HQ, with some coming out of the blue and others being continuations of long-standing tensions. From Hamish McLennan vs Peter V’landys to Merv Hughes vs Piers Morgan, and Mick Malthouse vs Craig Kelly, all are reviewed. It’s noted that Old Mick sure can hold a grudge. Additionally, the conflicts between Candice Warner vs Mitchell Johnson, Mikel Arteta vs VAR, Eugenie Bouchard and Dayana Yastremska, Sam Mitchell vs Alastair Clarkson, Andrew Johns vs Matthew Johns, and Eddie Jones vs Sir Clive Woodward are also significant. These disputes have sparked heated exchanges, and the comments from each party have not gone unnoticed.