There are plenty of reasons for fans to hate sports players. The root of hatred could simply be a rivalry, an accused crime or just the way they look. Regardless of the reason, there are a lot of loathed athletes we love to despise and look down on.
How does one get included in such a list? Well, for starters you need to be active. That rules out cheater Lance Armstrong and his giant ego, both are off the list. It also means Tim Tebow doesn’t make the list. I hope that doesn’t mean I’m going to hell. Tebow aside, we love to hate our quarterbacks, as many are represented on the list. However, no coaches are found here, we are looking for players and to be honest, it’s too easy to hate on the Rex Ryans and Bill Belicheks of the world.
Honorable mention goes to Tom Brady. If you live outside New England you probably don’t like him. He’s good looking, married to a super model, has (what appears to be) a great family and five Super Bowl rings. What’s not to hate? Of course this is like hating Duke or the St. Louis Cardinals just because they are really good at what they do.
We’ve got golfers, baseball players and more in this list. Did I mention the quarterbacks? So many… Here are your 15 most hated active athletes today: