49ers QB Trey Lance finally got his hat selection correct

Trey Lance after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Trey Lance after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance rubbed some fans the wrong way with a wrong MLB hat a while ago, but it appears as if he’s righted those woes.

Yes, there are a lot of San Francisco 49ers fans who are also fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

But one might argue, at least according to the geographical differences and rivalries between Northern and Southern California, there are more Niners fans who also double as MLB fans of the San Francisco Giants.

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance probably found this out the hard way.

Mere days after the Niners made Lance the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Lance was featured on a video from Santa Clara University where the quarterback was giving a shoutout to SCU’s women’s soccer team.

The problem? Lance was wearing a black LA Dodgers hat.

Probably not the best way to endear himself to those San Francisco fans, either of the 49ers or Giants, right?

Well, it appears as if Lance has corrected the error in his ways, showing off his new-found Giants loyalty in a picture he posted recently on Instagram:

Better. At least from a NorCal perspective.

49ers will educate Trey Lance on ‘Bay Area Unite’

The Niners last year, perhaps in a slight to the Oakland Las Vegas Raiders, adopted a saying for 2020 and beyond that read “Faithful to the Bay.”

The Raiders, who jettisoned the East Bay for “greener” pastures in Vegas, no longer subscribe to that notion. And for those East Bay fans who were left out of the discussion, it’s probably hard to see them jumping ship for a team like San Francisco.

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Right alongside the Faithful to the Bay saying has been another common trend and theme for Bay Area teams: the #BayAreaUnite hashtag found on social media where teams from the region have pledged their support for one another.

Including the 49ers, who have openly backed the Raiders’ former MLB partner, the Oakland A’s.

Lance could certainly get away with wearing an A’s hat now, too, although the San Francisco part of both the Giants and Niners probably should be his first calling.

Hat tip to NBC Sports Authentic’s Taylor Wirth for the find.

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