5 Funniest Quotes of 2012: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Others

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5 Funniest Quotes of 2012: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Others
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The world of professional football can be practically guaranteed to make supporters delirious with joy at one moment, and plumb the depths of despair the next—but thanks to the individuals within the game, at times, it's a pretty funny old world too.

From ill-advised comments to just your standard mad-cap characters, there is always plenty of humour to be found around the game.

Ian Holloway has long been a favourite of fans of English football, for example, for his terrific one-liners and press conferences—though, he doesn't feature in this particular list. Perhaps he didn't find too much funny about being relegated from the Premier League this year.

Nevertheless there are plenty of others who were kind enough to provide amusing sound bites—here are five of the best from 2012.

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