10 World Football Characters Everyone Loves to Hate

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10 World Football Characters Everyone Loves to Hate
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The likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may be adored by millions, but they are also hated in equal measure.

The football world is capable of producing characters that dissect the very fans that adore the sport like no other. The reasons for the hatred, dislike and venomous disdain vary. Some guys are detested because they are so talented, some for their character, some for not having any character and some for just being so divisive that fans can only adore or abhor them. 

Almost every club has one, a player the opposition just love to hate. A few lucky, or unlucky, clubs, depending upon your point of view, may even have two or three of these eccentrics at any one time.

Here, Bleacher Report takes a look at 10 world football characters everyone just loves to hate.

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