A spectator threw urine at Mark Cavendish on Wednesday the day after the Isle of Man-born cyclist was accused of causing a crash during stage 10 of the Tour de France.

Following the unseemly incident in France, here are some other objects sportsmen have had thrown at them...

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  • Soccer - European Cup Winners Cup - Final First Leg - Rangers v Fiorentina

    The linesman throws a piece of broken pint glass off the pitch, as a shower of glasses and cans are thrown from the crowd

  • "I remember at West Ham once we were waiting for a corner and some fan threw a pie at me," Quinn recalled. "I actually managed to catch a bit of it and I just ate it in front of him! I didn’t make a fuss and his mates started giving him stick. Laughing it off is always best."

  • 2000: On his return to Camp Nou after a world record transfer, Real Madrid's Luis Figo had a pig's head thrown at him. You can see the head to the left of the corner flag on the pitch.

  • Jamie Carragher had a coin thrown at him at Highbury in 2002. He returned the favour and was sent off by Mike Riley.

  • Vitoria Guimaraes v Boavista: The match officials are pelted with objects including plastic chairs as they leave the pitch

  • Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabreg

    CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas holds a stick of celery that had been thrown at him from the crowd during the English League Cup Final football match against Chelsea at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, 25 February 2007. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS Mobile and website use of domestic English football pictures subject to a subscription of a license with Football Association Premier League (FAPL) tel: +44 207 2981656. For newspapers where the football content of the printed and electronic versions are identical, no license is necessary. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Never the most diplomatic of players, Craig Bellamy's tendency to wind up opposition supporters was too much for once Manchester United fan, who pelted a coin at the City striker. Another supporter launched a glass bottle, which narrowly missed Bellamy.

  • Sadly not the first black player to have a banana thrown at him, but Christopher Samba threw the fruit back at racist fans while with Anzhi Makhachkala. He has rejoined Anzhi after six terrible months at QPR.

  • Usain Bolt had a bottle thrown at him before the London 2012 100m final...

  • Ashley Gill-Webb told stewards he was actor Alan Cumming.