Without Joey Barton and Mario Balotelli in the Premier League, who is the most unpopular player that we love to hate?
5) Lee Cattermole is probably one of the most unpopular figures in the Premier League due to his diabolical disciplinary record – he is the next best thing to Joey Barton in terms of throwing his weight around on the pitch, except without the personality.
4) Emmanuel Adebayor is another pretty divisive figure – in fact I take that back he’s actually quite unilaterally disliked. Arsenal fans hate him for leaving Arsenal and that celebration when he scored against them for Manchester City. Manchester City dislike him because he was fairly useless for them and Tottenham fans don’t like him for a combination of the above reasons as well as Manchester United fans. He’s managed to upset a lot of people.
3) Ashley Cole has also managed to upset a lot of people – Arsenal fans when he left for Chelsea, Tottenham fans when he played for Arsenal, Manchester United fans and QPR fans when he backed John Terry in the racism row and Newcastle United fans (along with pretty much everyone in England) when he cheated on Cheryl Cole.
2) Luis Suarez is another man who is despised by everyone but Liverpool fans (and even some of them too). Manchester United fans don’t like him because of his racist abuse of Patrice Evra, Everton fans don’t like him because he plays for Liverpool, Chelsea fans (along with the Prime Minister David Cameron) don’t like him for biting Branislav Ivanovic and no one else in England likes him because he dives. Even the people of Ghana are upset because of his handball on the line in the 2010 World Cup with Uruguay.
1) John Terry is, however, by far the most unpopular footballer in England. The only people who like him are Chelsea fans. Everyone dislikes him because (brace yourselves) he racially abused Anton Ferdinand, he cheated on his wife, he cheated on his wife with his mate’s ex-girlfriend, and he allegedly urinated in a nightclub. Unless you’re a Chelsea fan, there really aren’t any redeeming features.
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