In this modern age of fame and celebrity, even footballers are sometimes grouped into that category and many fall victim to criticism.
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is not one to regularly open up about his personal life away from the pitch, but he is followed by paparazzi when carrying out day-to-day activities.
The Daily Mail ran a piece documenting the winger returning to his Mercedes after going out for some breakfast in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
The publication claimed that Sterling’s trip came the morning after he missed out on winning the PFA Player of the Year award, which was won by his teammate Leroy Sane.
The non-story managed to capture the attention of City fans, but for the wrong reasons, as they laid into the media for even running the piece.
On Reddit, supporters mocked the article with a an array of sarcastic comments.
Sterling’s finishing has drawn criticism from fans and pundits alike this season, but there is an argument that the former Liverpool star is being judged purely on his errors.