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100 most hated sports player: hewitt makes the cut as only tennis player

El Legenda
09-17-2007, 11:06 PM
@ 66

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=keri/070917

66. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia: It takes a lot for an entire country to dislike their native son on the tennis circuit. But Hewitt's history of racist and homophobic comments (he once accused a U.S. Open linesman of siding with James Blake against him on a series of foot fault calls, because both Blake and the linesman were black) have made him hated by rival players, tennis fans and, yes, many Aussies too

R.Federer
09-17-2007, 11:14 PM
Who's Number 1 on this list?

This hatred is what got Hewitt to the top, so kudos to him!

Jaap
09-17-2007, 11:19 PM
Hewitt is the only one I have heard of on that list, don't take any interest in these muppet American sports. I actually quite like Hewitt and I'm not sure he is so disliked on the tennis circuit and in Australia.

stebs
09-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Almost all American sports.

A worldly list would be mostly football (soccer) players probably.

scarecrows
09-17-2007, 11:22 PM
so American Football, Ice Hockey, NBA and Baseball make up all the sports scene

probably in football the most hated player nowadays would be Cristiano Ronaldo

l_mac
09-17-2007, 11:24 PM
probably in football the most hated player nowadays would be Cristiano Ronaldo


I love Cristiano :hearts:

Allure
09-17-2007, 11:27 PM
What a fabulous achievement.

jaybee
09-18-2007, 09:52 AM
Who's Number 1 on this list?

This hatred is what got Hewitt to the top, so kudos to him!

That's right. Let's commend athletes for behaving so badly that people, even some of his countrymen, actually hate him. :rolleyes:

CooCooCachoo
09-18-2007, 10:09 AM
Hewitt is the only one I have heard of on that list, don't take any interest in these muppet American sports. I actually quite like Hewitt and I'm not sure he is so disliked on the tennis circuit and in Australia.

I don't fare much better than you.

I have heard of Sosa, Yashin, Brisebois, Antropov, Lindros besides Hewitt, but would not recognize them if they stood in front of me.

nhissan
09-18-2007, 10:19 AM
Who's Number 1 on this list?

This hatred is what got Hewitt to the top, so kudos to him!

so you can't click on the link and read :rolleyes:

qczi
09-18-2007, 10:31 AM
'100 players you would love to hate if you knew them' could have been a better title :scratch:

radics
09-18-2007, 10:54 AM
'100 players you would love to hate if you knew them' could have been a better title :scratch:

Hewitt is not just the only tennis player but also the only guy I've ever heard of on this list... :unsure:

stacy25
09-18-2007, 10:59 AM
Well done Lleyton. That is gold

Bad Religion
09-18-2007, 11:58 AM
probably in football the most hated player nowadays would be Cristiano Ronaldo

How about Matrix 23 ? :devil: He is super loved in France

Kalliopeia
09-18-2007, 12:14 PM
Who's Number 1 on this list?

Some football (American) player. Most of the list is made up of football, baseball, or basketball players, so I haven't heard of most of them.

I think it's funny that Chris Webber is on the list. I remember loathing him as a college basketball player many years ago, and laughing myself half to death when he tried to call a time out in the final seconds of the championship game when his team had no time outs left. Which pretty well made sure they lost the national championship. :lol: He'll never live that down, it's even in his wikipedia entry.

Raquel
09-18-2007, 07:26 PM
Lleyton is the only person I know on that list. Impressive he's the only tennis player on there considering Connors, McEnroe & Agassi did a lot worse at their worst. McEnroe was just a harmless loudmouth but Connors and Agassi were outright vulgar. Not that you ever hear much criticism about it now. Especially in Andre's case.

World Beater
09-19-2007, 05:50 AM
Nice accomplishment for hewitt to make this list, which is mostly composed of american sports professionals even I have never heard of. :tape:

freeandlonely
09-19-2007, 06:36 AM
suddenly I don't hate him that much
I don't know why

Regenbogen
09-19-2007, 07:35 AM
Tim Couch :spit: :haha: (I am from Cleveland.)

That is practically the only other person I knew of.

Kuhne
09-19-2007, 11:37 AM
I hate it how espn allways puts the word "world" besides their polls.

Worlds best athlete
Worlds biggest upset.
Worlds most hated player. etc..

When all they mean is what the people in the USA think. I remember the "worlds biggest upsets" at least 8 of their top ten were about american football games or basketball games, even the "mirracle on ice" in my opinion is not the biggest upset ever.

I don't even know who the top 20 athletes in that "most hated" list are!

Action Jackson
09-19-2007, 11:42 AM
Lleyton is the only person I know on that list. Impressive he's the only tennis player on there considering Connors, McEnroe & Agassi did a lot worse at their worst. McEnroe was just a harmless loudmouth but Connors and Agassi were outright vulgar. Not that you ever hear much criticism about it now. Especially in Andre's case.

Yes, what a joke.

I<3Lindsay
09-19-2007, 12:47 PM
This list is a joke anyway :rolleyes:

How is Barry Bonds not in this list? I don't care how many San Francisco fans like him, everyone who's a fan of baseball, or for that matter not, hates him.

Lleyton Hewitt isn't even that bad :rolleyes:

I<3Lindsay
09-19-2007, 12:49 PM
This list is a joke anyway :rolleyes:

How is Barry Bonds not in this list? I don't care how many San Francisco fans like him, everyone who's a fan of baseball, or for that matter not, hates him.

Lleyton Hewitt isn't even that bad :rolleyes:

And another note, no one hates the quarterbacks :rolleyes:

If you take 1000 Americans (yes, Americans, it clearly not "world" athletes) and ask them who they hate more: Ryan Leaf or Barry Bonds, 97% of them will say Barry Bonds, and another 2% will say who the hell is Ryan Leaf?

Peoples
09-19-2007, 05:18 PM
Well done! C'mon Lleyton !!!

Tess Gray
09-19-2007, 06:24 PM
Lleyton is the only person I know on that list. Impressive he's the only tennis player on there considering Connors, McEnroe & Agassi did a lot worse at their worst. McEnroe was just a harmless loudmouth but Connors and Agassi were outright vulgar. Not that you ever hear much criticism about it now. Especially in Andre's case.

You really don't see the thing these three have in common?
They're American. Americans would never vote on their public heroes. They actually meant something for the tennisworld, they put america on the tennismap. Americans would never vote for people like that, no matter how rude they might have been on court. :shrug:

User ID 29337
09-20-2007, 02:46 AM
Another useless list dominated by baseball and football players, nearly all of whom I've never heard even heard about. But then again in this country if you don't call yourself a fan of baseball, football, or basketball, your pretty much considered to be heathen at best.

There are however a growing number of fans of soccer (we privately call it football too ;)), tennis duh, cycling swimming ect. Someday ESPN will have to take notice.

PS don't even get me started on NASCAR, making hundreds of left turns for hours on end is not a sport!

Polikarpov
09-20-2007, 04:18 AM
Congratulations to Lleyton! He earned it.

RagingLamb
09-20-2007, 04:52 AM
I hate it how espn allways puts the word "world" besides their polls.

Worlds best athlete
Worlds biggest upset.
Worlds most hated player. etc..

When all they mean is what the people in the USA think. I remember the "worlds biggest upsets" at least 8 of their top ten were about american football games or basketball games, even the "mirracle on ice" in my opinion is not the biggest upset ever.

I don't even know who the top 20 athletes in that "most hated" list are!

America = World

American sports = greatest sports in the world

American athletes = greatest athletes in the world

:yeah:

Raquel
09-20-2007, 06:39 PM
You really don't see the thing these three have in common?
They're American. Americans would never vote on their public heroes. They actually meant something for the tennisworld, they put america on the tennismap. Americans would never vote for people like that, no matter how rude they might have been on court. :shrug:You're right - and I knew that the 3 I mentioned were all American and I got that connection ;)
I think though, that most of these other people in this list of 100 are American? Especially the ones playing sports in America? Maybe in hindsight Jimmy, Andre and John didn't make it because they're not active? Either way, if we're talking about bad behaviour in tennis, Lleyton comes behind these 3 I think.