Why is it okay to have a nickname but not a phrase? And why do you care so much about what other people do with their jerseys? As long as they're not supporting the jersey counterfeiters, why does it matter what they put on there? It's their friggin money, let them do what they want. Stop being such a tool telling people what they can and can't do with their own jersey. You really think stuff like that makes our fanbase look stupid? That's just ridiculous. And at least if you disagreed with people respectfully, that would be different, but you come off as a real jackass.
I like all my jerseys to be 100% accurate, I would never get a saying, phrase, nickname, or my name put on a jersey, but those are my own rules for myself, I'm not going to run around saying hey I think jerseys should only have players' names on them, so your jersey sucks.
That is your opinion, and I have mine. All I said to him when he suggested the #17 Jersey with Kovy's quote was no. He then flew off the handle and got all defensive. He should have just laughed it off and if he really wanted to get it and loved the idea, then he should purchase it and end of story. Now he is threatening to sue people.
Nicknames pertain to a person, whether a player or the person who bought the jersey. That has a deeper connection to the fan and usually they put it in there really not for the sole purpose of getting noticed/reactions from other fans. Putting a slogan on there is a clear attempt at getting a reaction from other fans and is a cry for attention. That is just trying too hard.