Cristiano Ronaldo leads ranking of players most ‘attacked’ by ‘haters’ in English Premier League. The Portuguese ace team, Manchester United dominates the top 10 of the most criticized players in the league, according to a survey conducted by the Alan Turing Institute in association with Ofcom.
The study points out that around 60,000 abusive tweets were directed at Premier League players during the initial five months of last season.
According to data collected, more than half of the tweets were aimed at Manchester United players. This number is approximately seven times higher than those targeted at Manchester City players, who are in second place.
SEE THE PLAYERS WHO ARE IN THE TOP 10 TARGETS OF CRITICISM ON TWITTER
1st Cristiano Ronaldo
The shirt 7 leads the list accumulating 12,520 tweets from haters, according to the study.
The United defender received 8,954 mentions on the social network, making him the second biggest target in the first five months of last season.
The Red Devils striker closes the set being cited 2,557 times during the survey period.
4th Bruno Fernandes
The player received more than 2,464 offensive mentions, according to survey data.
5th Harry Kane
the attacker of tottenham is the only one from the club to appear in the Top 10, with 2,127 tweets received.
The Brazilian midfielder for Manchester United totaled 1,924 offenses received on the social network.
Over the course of last season for United, the player was mentioned in 1,605 tweets. Today, the athlete defends the Nottingham Forest team.
the player of Manchester City he was the biggest signing in the history of English football clubs, and was the target of 1,538 offensive mentions in the first five months of last season.
The Frenchman received 1,446 comments from haters last season for Manchester United.
10th of Gea
Rounding out the Top 10 is the Spanish Red Devils goalkeeper, who received 1,394 offensive mentions, despite having had a positive performance this season.