He's a role model
He doesn't have a criminal record, has never shot himself in the leg, and appears to stay clear of off-field trouble of any kind. He's building a children's hospital in the Phillipines. He's the kind of guy you'd love for your daughter to marry, and yet he's hated by many fans. The too-perfect persona grates on some people, as does the public piety. For others, he's a pinnacle of good citizenship and something to strive for in a world in which too many young people get off track.