This summer, the World Cup comes to Brazil, the country that perfected the "Beautiful Game." You know what we say to that? Blah, blah blah, blah blah. A rich tradition of excellence is great and all, but the best way to get into soccer is to take an aggressive dislike to someone on not-your-team. You can have your fancy passing and your gorgeous freekicks; we'd rather spend our time screaming at these 14 divers, cheaters, and all-around dirtbags.
Wayne Rooney, England
The Englishman finds himself on this list for his off-field exploits. Back in 2004, he was accused of sleeping with prostitutes – the Evening Star went with the charming headline "sex with a granny" – angering his-then fiance, Coleen McLoughlin. Six years later, he appeared in the tabloids again after sleeping with a £1k-a-night prostitute. This time, McLoughlin – now his wife – was pregnant with the couple's first child. Far be it for us to be nosey about another man’s personal life, but his petulance during Manchester United’s losing season didn’t win him any new supporters.
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