It's human nature to be envious or jealous of someone simply because they're in a better position than you.

World sporting icons can probably understand the brunt of this better than anyone, having to endure intense dislike from thousands of fans simply because their popularity dictates that their personal lives are more often than not published for all to see. 

However there are also those in the sporting world who do very little to help themselves.

Whether it's allegations made over their private lives, a tasteless attitude towards those who would seek to support them or simply the way they conduct themselves on the field of play, you don't have to look too far to see certain high-profile sports personnel attracting negative headlines.

It's with that in mind that we compile this top 10 list of stars who for one reason or another find themselves having to fend off the critics with every move they make.

Admittedly some are more deserved of their inclusion than others, but in the world of showbiz it's all about maintaining a reputation, and the slightest discrepancy can land you in trouble...

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