In 2003, Welsh rugby player, Colin Charvis was voted second most unpopular man in Wales. He came in between first-placed Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
You're wondering what on earth he did to merit such hatred?
He refused to cancel a pre-arranged holiday to go training with the Welsh squad and, under his captaincy, Wales did very badly in the Six Nations tournament, losing their first game to Italy, who were very much the underdogs.
We take rugby seriously in Wales.
Anyway he's getting on a bit (for a rugby player) and most people thought that 2003 would be his last World Cup. Not so. He's there again this year. And how. Suddenly he's our hero. He fought back from the position of hate he was held in, is in the peak of fitness and playing as well as ever he's done. Fitting then this afternoon that he should be one of Wales's try scorers in our victory over Canada.
He might be the man most people want to see score, but I appreciate that he's not quite in the Remy Martin field when it comes to looks (although I'm sure his wife loves him).
So in tribute to yesterday's valiant effort by the US team of semi-professionals, here's one of their stars, Chris Wyles of Stamford, Connecticut.