Hat controversies — in sports

NAPLES, FL - DECEMBER 10: PGA player Rickie Fowler poses for a portrait at the Tiburon Golf Club on December 10, 2010 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rickie Fowler

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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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