Laquon Treadwell wears Raiders hat, sparks fan anger
By Dan Zinski
Laquon Treadwell has ticked off quite a few Vikings fans by wearing a Raiders lid in a Snapchat video.
An apparel-related controversy could be brewing in Minnesota. Tuesday, Vikings rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell appeared on Snapchat wearing a hat bearing the insignia and colors of the Oakland Raiders.
Treadwell in a Raiders hat? The horror.
Viking fans are taking this about as well as you would expect.
Wearing an opposing team’s hat, even a team from another conference, can cause a fanbase to go totally ballistic as Colin Kaepernick once found out.
If I may play the voice of reason for just one second…is it really that big a deal that Treadwell wore a Raiders hat?
At the end of the day, it’s only a hat. So it happens to be a hat from a team that once beat the Vikings in the Super Bowl. Is that any reason to get angry?
It’s not like it’s a Packers or a Bears hat.
On the other hand, if you’re playing for the Vikings and are being paid by the Vikings, isn’t it reasonable to ask you to represent the Vikings?
Maybe Treadwell doesn’t like the color of the Vikings hat. Maybe it doesn’t go with the rest of his clothes. Fine. Here’s the solution: Find a hat from a non-football team that fits with your overall wardrobe color scheme.
It will be interesting to see if Mike Zimmer has any thoughts on his rookie receiver sporting apparel associated with an opposing team. I will also be curious to see what thoughts people like Cris Carter might have on the matter.
I’m personally inclined to be more annoyed than angry, but I understand if fans want to unload on the rook. At the very least, he committed a breach of etiquette. Can we get Laquon fixed up with a black Vikings hat?