Homosexuality is a subject coming under growing acceptance in football, but there are those who still resist.
In the buildup to Euro 2012, Antonio Cassano proved (at least temporarily) that he's not the biggest fan of gay athletes being a part of the Azzurri, with Marcus Christenson of the Guardian quoting the Serie A journeyman as saying, "Queers in the national team? That's their business. But I hope not."
The former Inter and Milan forward would then go on to make an attempt in making up for his comments, but the damage was largely done, it seems.
Often the case in any sport, it's the biggest and the best athletes that tend to draw the ire of most. After all, the only thing some fans delight in more than seeing the rise of a superstar is seeing them fall.
Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly a candidate to be named the best footballer in the world, but sometimes, it harms someone of such stature to have a personality as big as their talents, which the Portuguese captain certainly does.
Famed as much for his diving habits as his scoring proficiency in the Premier League, Didier Drogba will find it difficult to live down his knack for theatrics after so many years of building a reputation.
The former Chelsea favourite is up there with the worst when it comes to simulation, and at points in his career, he seemed to forget that just about every motion he made was being caught on camera.