It's sometimes difficult to root for the best teams if you don't support the club—especially if that particular side has dominated domestic, European and international honours for so long.
That initial impartiality turns to envy, which quickly develops into disdain.
Jealousy is rife in the world and soccer is no different.
We don't like success if we're not involved. Our initial admiration can unravel into a full blown hatred.
And for what reason? Being the best.
It's a sad indictment of society today but unfortunately an accepted trait of human nature.
And it's not just the average sports fan who has this view—many of people's thoughts and emotions are directly influenced by the media—and for that, they have to take a lot of the blame.
Every successful sports franchise has to cope with it on a daily basis—whether it's the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers or the New England Patriots.
FC Barcelona are no different.
Here are 10 things the media don't get about Barcelona....