Athletes in our day and age are superstars among superstars, and our society happily places them up on pedestals in celebration. Thanks to social media, we have been as closely connected with our favorite pro ballers like never before, and the barrier between us and them is slowly crumbling. Many athletes in recent years have broken the illusion of perfection they've built for themselves, and have slowly shown us that they, too, are human. Here are the most controversial athletes on Twitter—the bad, the ugly and the funny.

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