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25 Athletes You Would Like to Hit in the Face With a Pie

Choosing Athletes to Hit In the Face with a Pie

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One of the most prominent celebration tactics in professional sports is to pie a hero in the face, especially when it comes to MLB. Well, this tactic got myself thinking, and as a result I have identified the 25 athletes that any fan would love to pie in the face. These athletes would provide a mix of good-natured fun, redemption for wrongdoing and everything in between.

25. A.J. Burnett

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25. A.J. Burnett

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While with the New York Yankees, Burnett started the trend of all MLB teams throwing pies in the face of a player that gets a game winning hit, and it would be great to see him get a dose of his own medicine.

24. Alexander Ovechkin

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24. Alexander Ovechkin

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Ovechkin is one of the most well natured athletes in the world today, and he would undoubtedly make taking a pie in the face turn into must watch television.

23. Brian Wilson

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23. Brian Wilson

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Wilson is one of the most eccentric athletes in the world today, and it would be hilarious to see him attempt to get pie out of his massive beard.

22. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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22. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Ibrahimovic is one of the most notoriously selfish and hard nosed soccer players in the world, and all fans would love to see him get a dose of humble pie right in the eye.

21. Shaquille O'Neal

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21. Shaquille O'Neal

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O'Neal has been one of the most comical sports figures of the last two decades, and in a perfect world fans would get too see Ernie Johnson throw a pie in his face on the set of NBA on TNT.

20. Tim Howard

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20. Tim Howard

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Howard became a U.S. sports hero for his work at the 2014 World Cup, and I can already imagine the memes that would be made if the Everton goalkeeper stopped a pie with his face.

19. Bryce Harper

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19. Bryce Harper

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Harper never stops hustling while on the field for the Washington Nationals, but he is generally disliked by opposing players and fans, who would all surely revel the chance of throwing a pie in the youngsters face.

18. Luis Suarez

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18. Luis Suarez

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Suarez became a worldwide pariah after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup, and he deserves a pie to the face at the very least.

17. Tiger Woods

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17. Tiger Woods

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Woods has always seemed to be bigger than life, and it would be great to see the declining star show a bit of humility by taking a pie to the face.

16. Charles Barkley

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16. Charles Barkley

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Barkley is absolutely hilarious in all media avenues, and it would be great to see him get a pie in the face right alongside Shaquille O'Neal on the NBA on TNT set.

15. Josh Reddick

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15. Josh Reddick

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Reddick has become the de-facto person to pie fellow Oakland A's players in the face after a game winning hit, and everyone would like to see him get one right back.

14. Tyler Seguin

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14. Tyler Seguin

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Seguin is one of the top rising stars in the NHL today, and the notorious partier would undoubtedly be humble enough to take a pie in the face, and raise awareness to the Dallas Stars in the process.

13. Tony Stewart

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13. Tony Stewart

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Stewart is undoubtedly the pariah of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, and everyone who likes sports would love to see the guy take a pie in the face.

12. Johnny Manziel

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12. Johnny Manziel

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Manziel was already despised by many before entering the NFL, but perhaps taking a pie to the face could show that he is a regular guy, and shouldn't be hated for all off the field activities.

11. Chris Paul

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11. Chris Paul

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Paul is one of the most likeable athletes in the world today, and both Chris and Cliff taking a pie in the face would make for a great State Farm commercial.

10. David Beckham

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10. David Beckham

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Beckham has a notoriously clean cut image, and a pie in the face would show the world he isn't all about the cameras.

9. Kobe Bryant

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9. Kobe Bryant

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Bryant rarely takes a second off of working towards winning another NBA Titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the notoriously gruff shooting guard would be a great candidate to get a humble pie in the face.

8. Tom Brady

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8. Tom Brady

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Brady is another no-nonsense, clean cut athlete, but he has shown glimpses of humor, which could be further shown by taking a pie in the face.

7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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"Money" Mayweather seems to really be all about the money, but he could change this greedy profile by sitting down and letting a fan--or opposing fighter-- throw a pie in his face. For free, of course.

6. Patrick Kane

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6. Patrick Kane

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Kane is the most recognizable American hockey player in the world today, and taking a pie in the face would only raise his awareness amongst mainstream sports fans.

5. Derrick Rose

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5. Derrick Rose

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Rose has not played consistently for the Chicago Bulls in two years, and it would be hilarious to see him get a pie in the face before getting back on an NBA court.

4. Mario Balotelli

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4. Mario Balotelli

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Balotelli is incredibly erratic both on and off the soccer field, which means a pie in the face could turn into either a very funny scene or the beginning of a fight. Either way, it would be a sight to see.

3. Lance Armstrong

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3. Lance Armstrong

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Armstrong lost a lot of fans after finally admitting to using performance enhancing drugs, but publicly taking a pie in the face could serve as a bit of image rehabilitation.

2. Richard Sherman

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2. Richard Sherman

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Sherman is both beloved and hated by many sports fans, but there is no doubting he is a very smart and personable individual, which would be exemplified by taking a pie in the face.

1. Alex Rodriguez

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1. Alex Rodriguez

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Rodriguez is hated by many sports fans around the world, and many of these people would love the chance to throw anything at his face. A pie is certainly included in this.