If you were to go around severla stadiums in the country and asked fans who were the least liked sports teams in the entire country, you would certainly hear names like the Yankees, Cowboys, Astros, Lakers.
For this next study, it turns out the “least-liked” sports team in the U.S. resides in Las Vegas.
The Raiders received the “most negative sentiment online” from July of 2020 to July of 2021, according to Action Network HQ. Even more shocking than that is the Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes landing in the No. 2 and 3 spots.
“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.”
Teams like the Yankees, Astros, Cowboys, and Lakers didn’t even make the list.
The Raiders are a controversial franchise with a fan base that won’t hesitate to fight amongst themselves or with other fan bases.