Brilliant article on the BBC Magazine about attitudes towards footballers following this summers Olympics...
The achievements of Team GB at the Olympics have led to a wave of criticism of footballers. They've been lambasted for being overpaid, arrogant underachievers. But why do some people hate footballers so much?
Ex-England striker Michael Owen knew there was trouble ahead when the Olympics started.
In a post on his blog he wrote: "I turned to my wife, Louise, while sat in our lounge at home watching the Olympics, and said, 'just you watch footballers get hammered once this is over'. And here we are two weeks on with the bandwagon in full flow."