The subtle art of cleverly disturbing another's peace—dubbed trolling—has become a worldwide phenomenon. The term was once used primarily for web users who deliberately posted incendiary remarks in forums, chat rooms or blogs to either cause a ruckus or simply annoy the public. Now, however, the craft is weaving its way into the sports realm, an industry that hosts some of the most eccentric and unabashed individuals on Earth.
Legendary photobombs and iconic fan-made signs are only the tomato-and-mozzarella appetizer to a meal of porterhouse entertainment. These athletic trolls have achieved the type of raw comedy few can even muster up the courage to discuss.
These trolls don't dwell in isolated caves, and they're very essential to human enjoyment. They have given us the greatest moments in the brief history of sports trolling. Here are the various types.