15/12/2014 11:21 GMT | Updated 15/12/2014 11:59 GMT

Sports Personality Of The Year Misunderstood By Quite A Lot Of People

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Lewis Hamilton with brother Nic during the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year Awards at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Sports Personality of the Year - the glittering annual celebration recognising the giants of the sporting world as voted for by you the public.

Only some people, like Joey Barton, don't quite understand it.

Others (perhaps willingly to be fair) didn't even understand the #SPOTY hashtag.

Some observers appear to think they're hilarious (or might actually be serious) when they say that the person's actual personality should be taken into account:

And obviously with Rory McIlroy and Lewis Hamilton topping the polls, there were people who started arguing that F1 isn't a real sport but golf is or vice versa:

And there's even this guy, who thinks that anything with lots of viewers is automatically a sport:

By that logic, reading the news is also a sport.

There were the usual few who thought that a phone-in accurately reflected the state of politics in the world today:

But the moral of the story here is clear: