There are two kinds of people in life: ones who love a hero, and those of us who can’t help but cheer for the villain.
Heroes are often chisel-jawed doers of good, unbreakable, free from temptation – modern day knights in shining armour. Villains, on the other hand, are the people we simply love to hate.
They’re the dudes with the punk rock hair cut, and the bad attitude to match. The more we boo, the more they love it.
1) Shaun White
Few people in any action sport, let alone just snowboarding have had so many articles written about them that start with the words “Love him or hate him…” as Shaun White.
To many in snowboarding, The Flying Tomato is the ultimate villain. There can be no doubt that White is supremely talented, having dominated half-pipe snowboarding for a entire decade, taken on all comers in Slope style snowboarding, and even had a spell dominating the world of skateboarding.
But, despite this success, or maybe because of it, the world just loves to boo poor of Shaun. But, just like every good villain, El Blanco doesn’t let it phase him, In fact, it appears to just inspire him to fly even higher, and all while dressed head-to-toe in his trademark black, just like every good baddy should.