The hate may be bit exaggerated, but not necessarily unjustified.
He turned him self into a "bad" guy, don't forget that. You either like him or hate him..
I personally don't care either way, but I do wish him speedy recovery.
No man deserves to be kicked when he's down with a serious illness. Especially a man with a family. Regardless as to whether or not he talked trash about a sponsor, or got in Mir's face, or.... dare I say, became known as a threat to the beloved Fedor's reign... yeah I went there.