Being a professional athlete, coach, general manager or sports broadcaster comes with a lot of visibility.
When they move, people will watch. When they speak, people will listen.
This kind of visibility also gives celebrity sports figures the opportunity to troll harder than any of us mere fans could ever dream of.
Since more people are listening to the things they say—and caring about the things they say—most professional athletes have a "troll radius," as I like to call it, that spans across countries.
For those of you who are just recently joining this trend that we call the Internet, let's define a key term. What is a troll?
Our friends at Urban Dictionary can help us out:
The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matter how outrageous, or b) give your victim malicious instructions, under the guise of help.
Trolling requires decieving; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid. As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful troll.
Today, these trolls will get exposed for what they truly are.
Which sports figures are really just messing with all of us? Who has made it a goal to irritate as many people as possible and had great success?
Take a gander through the following slides and see for yourself.