Blue Jays fans react to bizarre American flag-inspired hat

Jun 21 2022, 12:55 pm

The Toronto Blue Jays were part of a new MLB hat rollout for Independence Day, celebrated in the United States every year on July 4.

It’s one of the biggest holidays on the American calendar, known for barbecues, fireworks, concerts, and any other way to simply have a good bit of patriotic fun.

Each of the 30 MLB teams were given a new stars-and-stripes featured design in order to honour the celebration of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Celebrate freedom and America’s Pastime with the Official On-Field Cap of Independence Day, manufacturer New Era’s website reads.

There’s just one obvious problem with the hat: the Blue Jays, as you’d likely know, don’t play their home games in the United States.

Blue Jays fans (and others) took to Twitter to express their frustration, anger, and more than anything else, confusion with the bizarre hat.

The Jays will be playing in Oakland on July 4.

If you’d like to get your own, various styles of the the hat retail for $48.99- to $59.99 via the MLB Shop. At the very least, you’ll stand out among your friends.

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