Football produces a quite unique set of emotional that perhaps no other sport can truly match, but that includes the ugly side of the game and a cast of pantomime villains that for better or worse are now set in stone as men the vast majority of fans absolutely love to hate.
Luis Suarez is a perfect example of this trend, defended by Liverpool fans for so long thanks to immense technical ability and a tremendous work-rate to match.
Both biting and a guilty conviction for racially abusing Patrice Evra were forgiven because the Uruguay star delivered on the pitch, but a quick search for his name on Twitter at any point over the last two years would give you a good idea of the strong hate figure he'd become to almost anyone living beyond the borders of Merseyside.
That social media campaign was sent into overdrive when Suarez sunk his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, but as Barcelona proved questions over character and temperament will always be put to one side in search of success.
Suarez may be the most notable defender but he's not alone, with England internationals among those who've longed moved on from seeking forgiveness and have grown accustomed to being showered by scorn wherever they play.
GMS has decided to look at those in the dock and see if they truly deserve the bile they're afforded each and every week, but to kick things off you can rest assured that if football's most hated men got together to form a 6-a-side team Suarez would definitely be first pick.
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