Field of fury! 21 ugliest spats in sports history in pictures

On this day in 2008, India's Harbhajan Singh and Australia's Andrew Symonds were involved in a major war of words during a Test cricket match. Let's take a look at some of the ugliest rivalries between players from different sports

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The infamous 'Monkeygate' continues to haunt those who featured in that controversial Test at Syndey in 2008. Harbhajan was accused of calling Symonds a monkey during the Test and was suspended for three Tests. But he was cleared in an appeal hearing, conducted by Justice John Hansen from New Zealand, in which Tendulkar appeared as a witness and gave a statement in favour of the Indian. Pic/AFP

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    Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds

    The infamous 'Monkeygate' continues to haunt those who featured in that controversial Test at Syndey in 2008. Harbhajan was accused of calling Symonds a monkey during the Test and was suspended for three Tests. But he was cleared in an appeal hearing, conducted by Justice John Hansen from New Zealand, in which Tendulkar appeared as a witness and gave a statement in favour of the Indian. Pic/AFP

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