5 Star Athletes of Our Generation Who Are Unfairly Disrespected

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5 Star Athletes of Our Generation Who Are Unfairly Disrespected
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“I can’t get no respect” was a line made famous by stand-up comedian Rodney Dangerfield during his act in the 1970s and ‘80s. It’s a quote that many people can relate to in their day-to-day lives, as you can relate it to just about every profession.

Even in professional sports, a world where the majority of star players are glorified, there are some who don’t get the respect they truly deserve. Whether it’s the media, the fans or even their peers who don’t appreciate them, they are often unfairly criticised for a variety of unknown reasons.

Of course, there are plenty athletes that fans will simply hate because they left their team or did something that the public viewed negatively. But this list is meant for a select few athletes who have accomplished great things over the course of their careers, but for whatever reason are still not given the credit they deserve.

It's interesting to read about some of the examples of how these superstars have been unfairly criticised during their careers. So let's find out who these athletes are and why they're generally disrespected by the masses.

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