Rafa Benitez's comments about Chelsea's fans weren't the first time the top flight manager has been outspoken.
This is Rafa in January 2009, when, while still at Liverpool, he launched a scathing attack on Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. He snapped after comments by Ferguson that the Premier League fixture list is unfair.
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