This thread is about players you once respected but lost your respect for. It could be through a piece of cheating, feigning injury, injuring someone, intent to injure someone, diving, switching to a hated rival club etc no matter the reason, which players fit into this category for you? For me it's this lot. - Paolo Di Canio: When he did that nazi salute at the Lazio supporters he went down in my estimation from quirky, angry little man to unadulterated twat. I'll never look at him the same again. -El Haj Diouf: He was a breath of fresh air at the last WC..then he came to England and his behaviour has been appalling. -Michael Essien: Two career threatening tackles in a time period of 3months. On both occasions after nearly breaking the victim's leg he jumped to the floor feigning injury after his assualts..2career threaening tackles in a 15yr career is a lot, doing it twice in 3months makes me think he's going to be a serial offender until he does break somebodies leg. I hope he believes in eye for an eye, wouldn't surprise me if he gets some of his own treatment somewhere down the line. -David Beckham: When he was at United before the media circus latched onto him he was second only to Roy Keane for hard work and effort, he was a much better player then he has been since and could fairly be called on of the best RM's in the world. Since the fame came he has not only declined as a player, but expects to play in every game however he likes sans managerial briefing. He frustrates me now as I feel he could've been a much better player now if he had the same commitment as he did when he was on the up. I lost a lot of respect for Deco because of his diving antics at Porto and Euro 2004, but since he's gone to Barca he's cut it out and subsquently he's a player I like to watch again. Who are the players you once respected that you no longer can/do?