You know someone who always winds up being used as The Chew Toy. They always wind up being singled out for abuse, always gets the short-end of the stick, is always scapegoated, and they just make fun of them.
And had at least a couple of days where he felt like the world was laughing at his misery.
In the sports world, the Chicago Cubs baseball club (no world series championships in over 100 years) and the Cleveland Browns football club (famous for coming close but never quite reaching the Super Bowl) are favorite chew toys of their respective leagues.
We shouldn't forget the Los Angeles Clippers basketball club. Not only are they consistently one of the worst teams in the league, they share a city and a court with one of the most successful franchises in NBA history, the Lakers.
Nor the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL, a favorite chew toy especially for fans of the six other Canadian teams. This may have more to do with the excessive (and we mean excessive) media coverage the team gets more than anything.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were this for a long time. They had a brief period of respectability in the late 1970s-early 1980s, but their public image was cemented by their 26-game losing streak at the beginning of the franchise. The significance of that losing streak is somewhat exaggerated, as "highlight films" and "worst team ever" shows love to portray the 1976 team as a bunch of bumbling losers who somehow accidentally wound up on a football field, led by a wisecracking but beleaguered coach. In reality, they were a competitive team who were unable to establish a consistent offense due to an insane rash of injuries, and many of the blooper-reel style highlights are heavily padded by preseason footage of players who were never actually part of the team. Even coach McKay's most famous wisecrack about the team, his response that "I'm in favor of it" when asked about his offense's execution, appears to be an urban legend, never uttered by McKay. When a number of factors including the 1982 players' strike and the rise of the USFL fractured the team in 1983, they went back to the basement, and spent most of their first 20 seasons as one of the NFL's worst teams. They finished in last or next-to-last place over a half-dozen times during that span, in a 28-team league.
German Intelligence services in World War II. Honestly everybody seems to have pulled one over on them.
Not by the Italians, during the war. Then the Brits revealed they had broke Enigma, and the Italians, the butt monkeys of the war, found that some of the blame for their defeats belonged to the German intelligence, who revealed the Italian deployments every single time they warned them to avoid friendly fire from the Luftwaffe...
In his career as keyboardist for Rammstein, Christian "Flake" Lorenz has: played a suicide bomber, played a suicide jumper, electrocuted, played a hermaphrodite, abandoned at his spot, cooked, sodomized and made to walk on a treadmill. Though this is a case of mileage varying, some still see him as The Woobie.
The entire nation of Poland. The rest of Europe just loves invading them, especially the Germans and Russians.
Warsaw during WWII was the location of three major battles in five years - the siege during the invasion in 1939, the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt in 1943 which demolished the Jewish Quarter, and the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. By the end the whole place was pretty much gone.
This trope applies to pretty much the entirety of Central and Eastern Europe between Germany and Russia (Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Baltic States and Hungary). Poland just happens to be the largest and thus most mentioned.
Especially since they lost so many of their national leaders, including their president and his wife, in that terrible plane crash in 2010. My God, that definitely turned Poland into Europe's woobie.
This also helps explain the humble charms of the first Polish pope in history, Pope John Paul II.
Vichy France in World War II. When ever they were geopolitically inconvenient to one side or the other the first instinct of both sides seems to have been to stomp on them.
On the other hand, at times they richly deserved such stompings, given their Deal with the Devil which among other things included voluntarily handing over Jews to the Nazis.
Oddly enough to modern eyes, much of Germany. Germany was once so disunited that it mainly served as a convenient place for the armies of Great Powers to kill each other and mutually bully the local peasants.
English football club Portsmouth FC, currently in £119 million debt, bottom of the table, forced to sell their best players to stay afloat, lost 9 points for going into administration, sealing their relegation into the Championship, all offers of new owners have fallen through, with the only Hope Spot being them reaching the finals of the FA Cup. To add salt to the wound, back in 2008, they were competing in the top half of the table and won the FA Cup along with winning a spot in the Uefa Cup.
And now they've been beaten 1-0 in the FA Cup Final.
The national soccer-football team of Scotland, ESPECIALLY concerning The World Cup.
The entire Gulf Coast region around Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. First they had Hurrican Katrina, then Hurricane Rita that same year, and now the BP oil spill. Could they get any more slammed?
Mary, Queen of Scots as you can read here on The Other Wiki, every single thing she touched turned to disaster. The poor woman just could not catch a break. Even her execution was a farce; when the headsman held up her decapitated head he gripped it by the hair. Except she wore a wig, and it peeled off from her skull leaving the headsman holding the wig while her head bounced away on the ground.
The country of Somalia. Decades of Communist dictatorship, then decades of civil war, foreign ships overfishing their territorial waters and using those same waters as dumping grounds for toxic sludge, forced to become pirates to survive, which provokes further retaliation from the rest of the world, mass starvation, and now a cholera epidemic.
The entire 24th Foot of the British Army, later the South Wales Borderers. Captured entire twice, repeatedly decimated by disease, massacred by Zulus at Isandlwana, took 50% casualties in an infantry version of the Charge of the Light Brigade, slaughtered in the trenches of WWI, and while evacuating Norway in 1940 their ship hit a rock and sank.
Sir Henry Evelyn Wood of the Victorian age, who nearly drowned, was shot repeatedly (including by a nail during the Ashanti Wars), attacked by ants twice, suffered many riding accidents on horse, bicycle and a giraffe which then trampled him, and fell down a flight of stairs. Not to mention his health complaints, which included typhoid, pneumonia, toothaches, diarrhea, sunstroke, incompetent medical attention, and an ingrown toenail. This is a partial list.