The NFL is full of ridiculous uniform rules. And as San Fransico 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed this week, the rules don’t just affect players.
Shanahan likes to wear a hat on the sidelines. It has become one of her go-to looks. However, he won’t be wearing his same iconic hat this season, thanks to an NFL uniform rule.
During a recent radio interview with KNBR, Shanahan revealed that he would not be allowed to wear the hat he had worn for several years because the rules prevented him from wearing hats from previous years.
We heard Kyle Shanahan talking to swarms of reporters during that training camp, but today Murph and Mac get the Niners head coach for the first time this season 👀
Kyle joins the guys to talk all about 2022 at 9:15am 🔊
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– KNBR (@KNBR) August 10, 2022
“I have such beef with them right now,” Shanahan said during the interview. “It’s a difficult problem. They won’t let me choose mine [hat]. They won’t let me wear one that’s from a [previous] year, so I can’t wear like an older one. I have to wear the new ones they give this year. Unfortunately, there are none that I like to wear. Hope we can figure it out or wait till Salute to Service. … These are just offers. I don’t want to go overboard and get fined or anything, but believe me, I’m upset about this.
It looks like there’s a chance Shanahan won’t be wearing a hat this year.