The 50 Most Hated Athletes Right Now Michael Ivins/USA TODAY Sports

25. Sidney Crosby

Sport: Hockey
Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Hateful lowlight: Not shaking hands with Red Wings players in 2009 Stanley Cup Finals

Acting like a spineless pussy in the NHL is a relative thing, but Sidney Crosby's developed a reputation for being one of the league's softer players. That's especially bad for Sid because he's also one of hockey's biggest stars. Now, Mr. Crosby, we insinuate your crybaby ways with all due respect. We know that you could walk into the Complex office in full pads and rip every writer wearing retro sneakers into 1,000 pieces. But the perception is that you need Malkin's protection, and there are a lot of NHL fans that begrudge your de facto position as the NHL's poster boy.

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