Hat controversies — in sports

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Chargers receiver Keenan Allen didn't make a smart hat decision. (Lobshots.com)

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As silly as it may sound, something as trivial as a hat can trigger a storm of controversy. A hat is just a hat, but to a diehard fan, wearing the wrong one can be a sign of disrespect. This collection of photos also reveals that hats can be politically incorrect and even break hallowed traditions. We’ve scoured the internet and found some of the most memorable controversies caused by wearing the wrong headgear.

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