TOP 10

Top 10. Love to hate you: the most despised teams in world sport

Chelsea FC

A study carried out during 2016 by The Mirror revealed that the team from SW6 in London are the most hated side in the UK, coming out ahead of the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. The influx of Russian money and the era of Mourinho have done nothing for the Blues to endear themselves to the footballing public in the British Isles.

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Club América

Club América are the most successful side in Mexico and have the most numerous quantity of fans in the Central American country. With powerful financial backing the club have adopted the slogan of "hate us more".

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New York Yankees

The villains of US baseball. They have won as much as they have spent and even fans of the NY City team say their players are detestable. There are no half measures for the Yankees, it's either love or hate.

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Dallas Cowboys

They rich vein of success in the 90's made them public enemy no. 1 for fans of American football as they won title after title aided by major financial clout.

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Boston Bruins

Accused by the likes of the Canucks and Canadiens of playing dirty and using cheap tricks to get on. The Boston based side have won the Stanley Cup on six occasions.

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Boca Juniors

Buenos Aires based side are the second most successful club in South America but always top of the most despised list for fans in the CONMEBOL region.

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Los Angeles Lakers

The second most successful franchise in NBA history are cited by many for their arrogance.

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FC Barcelona

Loved by many fans around the world and hated in equal quantities by many. No-one can escape the passion both sides who dispute LaLiga's El Clasico generate.

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Real Madrid

Money, title wins, the "Galactico"project converted the side from the Spanish capital to win admirers all around the world but pick up an equal amount on detractors. There is now grey area with football supporters and their feelings towards the team from the Bernabeu.

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New England Patriots

Winners of four Super Bowls in the past 15 years with Tom Brady as the poster-boy for the franchise. American football fans often accuse the Boston based side of receiving added help from match officials in securing their success.

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