A recent story came out from The Vikings age about Vikings new rookie Wideout doing a snapchat video sporting an Oakland Raider cap.
about 4 years ago, a QB by the name of Colin Kaepernick was photographed wearing a Miami Dolphin cap and it did not go over very well with 49rs fans or fans nationwide.
Now Kaepernick is the face of the franchise, so that may have added to the problem.
I did a quick poll on twitter to ask Vikings fans if that bothered them. The response was not what you might have guessed. Now if Bridgewater had been wearing the Raider cap, the response may have been a little different. Here is what you said:
— Crom (@CromsCorner) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB this means absolutely nothing to me. Let the kid live. He likes the raiders, so be it. Idk why fans get so defensive about this.
— Vikings_2922 (@uknowwhyimhere0) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB Lots of people wear Raiders caps just because they like the way they look. Doesn't mean anything.
— MattStrandloev (@dbraven10) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB I couldn’t care less
— Stephan Kornberger (@Zoor) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB Obadiah will sort him out at next OTA's
— AUSSIE VIKE (@GarryCollins662) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB It's a hat. Big deal.
If you work at Walmart, are you never allowed to step foot in Target?
— Josh VanKlompenburg (@joshvanklomp) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB Who cares?
— Tom Barak (@tombarak84) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB only a Packers, Bears or Lions hat would bother me. Raiders not even in the conference. No problem with that in my eyes.
— Aiden O'Brien (@gammalantern) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB as long as he shows up on GameDay who cares
— PurplePeopleVIkes (@billy15wines) June 3, 2016
— Wes Hanemayer (@wesats) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB In the grand scheme of things is it a big deal? No. But, it wasn't the most well thought out thing buy him. Fans are fickle…
— Jim Lawrence Jr (@J2THEMAXX) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB lets trade him straight up for Amari Cooper. And then Teddy for Carr 😂
— Topher Mahr (@CNMahr) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB they are a big part of Streetwear these days. because of the NWA movie people started wearing raider gear again. I even have one
— Papa Cherry (@PAPASMURFrhr) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB people are over reacting , it's a hat not too serious
— DeeLane Ⓜ️ (@deelantula) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB zero fucks given. Fashion doesnt mean he won't play hard
— Dusten Abell (@lightningDusten) June 3, 2016
@Kevin_VFB Jesus christ, it's a friggin hat. People need to lighten up.
— Matthew W Berry (@EastCentralMN) June 3, 2016
So, as you can see, fans are not as “Stirred Up” as Pro Football Talk has made it out.