Imagine you've been drafted into the NFL.
Congrats, by the way. That's a nice achievement. Buy your mom a house.
Now, imagine you were drafted by a team other than the team you grew up rooting for. Imagine the team that now employs you is the arch-rival of your favorite team. How quickly would you be able to abandon allegiances?
Perhaps we should ask Keenan Allen. The rookie wide receiver -- a third-round choice by the San Diego Chargers -- recently posted a Vine video of himself sipping on a beverage while wearing a black Oakland Raiders cap.
Allen removed the video following an avalanche of criticism. The inevitable mea culpa soon followed.
I get it fans!!!! Won't happen again!- Keenan Allen (@KAAdeuce1) May 18, 2013
I apologize!- Keenan Allen (@KAAdeuce1) May 18, 2013
Regardless, all Raiders gear should be kept in storage indefinitely.
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