Footballers lose respect a survey exclusive to PRWeek finds

Chelsea and England captain John Terry is one of a number of top footballers to see their reputations take a hit during this summer's transfer window.

Reputation hit: John Terry
Reputation hit: John Terry

Exclusive research for PRWeek also found Emmanuel Adebayor, Darren Bent, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez lost respect from fans. However, Michael Owen, who joined Manchester United after his agents released a brochure outlining his strengths, gained approval from the terraces.

The survey of more than 1,000 fans was carried out in conjunction with Braben Sport. Rachel Froggatt, director of Braben Sport, said: 'This year's transfer season has demonstrated how far removed football players can be from the lives of the everyday fan.'

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