Oakland Raiders: Why Fanbase Is Most Misunderstood in Sports
Oakland Raiders fans have a bad rep.
Saying the words “Oakland Raiders fan” conjures up images of a shady character. A gangbanger. Someone parents wouldn’t want their kids around.
Legendary writer Hunter S. Thompson once said, "The massive Raider Nation is beyond doubt the sleaziest and rudest and most sinister mob of thugs and wackos ever assembled."
The fact of the matter is, though, that Raiders fans are misunderstood.
The first reason for this is their ties to gang culture. The Raiders logo is forever associated with NWA and the origins of gangsta rap. Ice Cube, Dr. ...
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