Study Reveals The “Least Liked” Sports Team In America


If we were to ask the general sports population who their least favorite sports team in America is, we’d probably receive answers like the Yankees, Cowboys, Astros, Lakers, etc. But according to a recent study, the “least-liked” sports team in the U.S. is none other than the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Raiders received the “most negative sentiment online” from July of 2020 to July of 2021, according to Action Network HQ. Believe it or not, two hockey teams – the Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes – land at No. 2 and 3, respectively.

“The Raiders are the least liked pro sports team in the U.S., according to the @ActionNetworkHQ,” wrote Mick Akers of the Review Journal. “Using Linkfluence AN reviewed social listening data to analyze negative sentiment of teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS leagues between July 2020 – July 2021.”

With all due respect, we have a tough time believing sports fans hate the Raiders more than teams like the Cowboys, Lakers, Yankees and Astros. In fact, none of the four even make Action Network HQ’s study.

The Raiders are without a doubt a controversial brand and organization. Their fans are passionate, but sometimes to the extreme.

It’s plausible, of course, that some of the hate the Raiders received over the past year came from their own fans. The team’s move from Oakland to Vegas was a controversial decision. Oakland fans still aren’t happy about it.

What do you think? Are the Raiders the “least-liked” sports team in the U.S.?


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