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Ranked! The 30 most hated people in football

FourFourTwo Logo FourFourTwo | Slide 1 of 31: We all love to hate. Football is an entertainment history, and sometimes it resembles a cheap pantomime with two-dimensional heroes (your striker) and villains (their big defender). And mixed in with rightful disdain for the cheats, chancers and chairmen in this list, there's a big dollop of pure, unadulterated envy.Yep, while every entry in our countdown of football’s most hated people have drawn major dislike for a variety of reasons, some of them are also loved in equal measure. Please note: this isn’t a list of people personally despised by the good people at FourFourTwo, merely a reflection of those who stir up opprobrium in the game. Don’t blame us if your idealised icon is here as well as tattooed on your thigh (although it would be an odd choice to have Mike Dean inked on your leg). We’re just holding up a mirror to the football world.

The 30 most hated people in football

We all love to hate. Football is an entertainment history, and sometimes it resembles a cheap pantomime with two-dimensional heroes (your striker) and villains (their big defender). And mixed in with rightful disdain for the cheats, chancers and chairmen in this list, there's a big dollop of pure, unadulterated envy.

Yep, while every entry in our countdown of football’s most hated people have drawn major dislike for a variety of reasons, some of them are also loved in equal measure. Please note: this isn’t a list of people personally despised by the good people at FourFourTwo, merely a reflection of those who stir up opprobrium in the game. Don’t blame us if your idealised icon is here as well as tattooed on your thigh (although it would be an odd choice to have Mike Dean inked on your leg). We’re just holding up a mirror to the football world.

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