Football just wouldn't be as fun without players and teams to hate, would it?
A lovely bit of vitriol does something for everyone; the fans vent by dishing it out, and the players thrive on the abuse. Everyone's a winner, really.
There are naturally some players that attract the ire of supporters more regularly than most (John Terry and Luis Suarez) and, of course, there are also teams who many just love to see fail.
The teams most disliked tend to be those to have captured the most silverware, with success breeding hatred among those who love the beautiful game. It all makes so much sense.
But who are the most hated Premier League teams? GMS picks five...