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You know what they say: It’s not easy being on top. Sometimes, people like to hate on a winner.

There’s no denying that Tom Brady is one of the most successful quarterbacks in the NFL. Now, according to a new social media study from BetOnline, Brady is the NFL’s most-disliked player in 36 states. That makes him the “most hated” player in the NFL, according to BetOnline.

I’m actually a Brady fan, especially lately, when he’s really defied the odds to continue to be a champion, even years after most quarterbacks would retire. He’s still at the top of his game.

In Michigan, the most hated player is not Brady. It’s Aaron Rodgers. We’re not the only state, as Rodgers is also the “most hated” in Illinois (duh), Minnesota and North Dakota.

View the full list here.

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