Many successful sports stars attract a lot of hate. This comes in the form of online abuse or even loud stadium chants. Sometimes their personal actions make this justifiable. But it’s also true that a lot of time it’s totally unreasonable and simply because they’re great athletes (who perhaps beat these fans’ favorite teams at one point).
Today we’re going to take a look at 30 elite sports stars that fans love to hate. Some of these have done nothing wrong except play for another team. Others committed criminal acts that understandably left supporters disgusted. Check out the list below via Ranker.com and Sportscasting.
30. Tom Brady
It’s a reality that winning breeds jealousy. Brady is arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time but fans certainly don’t universally love him. He led the Patriots through the most dominant era in their history and infuriated other teams along the way. Brady developed a ruthless reputation because he did whatever it took to win. One of the most obvious examples of this was the DeflateGate scandal.
This made a lot of fans hate him because it was so cynical. Nobody proved that he even gained an advantage from deflating the balls against the Colts. But he still received a four-game ban. However, Brady rebounded in a disgustingly brilliant fashion and won the MVP award. Also, his clean-cut demeanor infuriates many fans who are determined to find a reason to hate him.