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4 times rugby stars were named the ‘most hated’ person in a country

#2 Wayne Barnes – New Zealand, 2007

Many Kiwis still haven’t gotten over Barnes’ performance in the 2007 RWC quarter-final against France. Barnes missed a clear forward pass from Damien Traille to Freddie Michalak in the lead up to a France try. It led to the All Blacks’ earliest ever exit from a World Cup, and Barnes was subsequently named the most hated man in New Zealand.