Phil Posted June 7, 2017 Share Posted June 7, 2017 There was an interesting conversation on the last episode of the Steve Dangle podcast, stemming from the Bieber selfie with a Pens jersey on, about what the "right" thing to do is when you are the fan of a specific team regarding other team's jerseys. Bieber, a self-described Leafs fan, has worn other team's jersey and swag for years, which in this last case lead to a huge social media backlash that he actually responded to. All the guys on the podcast agreed it doesn't matter, and you shouldn't really be given shit for wearing jerseys that aren't your favorite team's, especially if they are players you just happen to really like. I tend to agree, but at the same time, I can completely understand the tribal reaction to seeing one of "yours" wearing the colors of a rival faction. I feel like the safe bet is to just go East/West (if your favorite team is in the East, wear West, and vice versa). Would anyone here really care if a Rangers fan wore a Subban Preds jersey, for example? But being an out of the closet Leafs fan, I'd totally rock an AM34 jersey or shersey and not bat an eye, even though they're a Conference rival. In a lot of ways I feel like this basically boils down to the individual player on the back of the jersey. If they're universally adored, it's probably OK. If they're even close to not, it's grounds for criticism. Whether that's fair or not, I don't know, but it's a totally tribal sport. Anyway, I'm sure some of you will have strong opinions on this (I'm looking at you, Dave). What's your take? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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