Yes, it would have been nice. However, you are REALLY overreacting by deciding that anyone who didn't wear them must be 'petulant'. It's not like people were throwing them on the ground or anything and making a big deal. I don't think anyone refused to wear them as a rebellion. That's just paranoid.
Someone so attached to their jersey that they won't take it off for any reason including unifying with other fans is petulant. Someone who uses how much they paid for their jersey as a reason not to take off the jersey is petulant. Someone who won't wear a white t-shirt because the team wears red jerseys is petulant. That's just some. I think that sums it up.
Petulant. See above.
No, I see what you're saying. But it's not a metaphor. It's not self important people. It's you blowing it out proportion.
You're trying to defend comments that qualify as such. Even the most laissez-faire of fans i know were saying exactly what myself and others here have said.
You honestly think these 2 things have ANYTHING in common? You really think the same 'rebellion' group that you made up in your head also drunkenly yelled during a moment of silence or the anthem?
My use of "rebellion" is tongue-in-cheek. Time to move on there.
It gets back to the point that this fanbase has too many people who do whatever they want and feel like and think it's ok behavior to do so. It is inclusive from not wearing a white T promoting fan unity to yelling during the anthem. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.