49ers' Kyle Shanahan 'upset' with NFL over bizarre hat rules

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Shanahan upset with bizarre rules that ban famous 'Shanahat' originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

It's the end of an era, and Kyle Shanahan has a bone to pick with the NFL.

Throughout his tenure as 49ers head coach, Shanahan often has been seen wearing a red hat with a small black 49ers logo on it, dubbed the famous "Shanahat" which took the world by storm in 2019.

In speaking with KNBR 680's "Murph & Mac" on Wednesday, Shanahan was asked if he plans on wearing the famous hat again this season since retiring it after a disappointing 2020 season.

"I have such beef with them right now," Shanahan said. "It's a tough issue going on. They won't let me pick out my own [hat]. They won't let me wear any one that's from a [previous] year, so I can't wear like an older one. I've got to wear the new ones that they give this year. Unfortunately, there's none I like wearing. Hopefully, we can figure it out or wait until Salute to Service. ... It's just deals. I don't want to go too hard and get fined or anything but trust me, I'm upset about it."

The "Shanahat" actually was a design that Shanahan created himself with New Era, finally finding a cap that worked well for him on the sidelines after choosing not to wear one throughout his career.

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Unfortunately for Shanahan and a portion of the 49ers fanbase that has a deep-rooted interest in the Shanahat lore, the iconic cap likely won't see the light of day on the sidelines this season.

A true and utter travesty.

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