It’s a running theme in tennis fandom.
You’re either a Roger Federer fan. Or you’re a Rafael Nadal fan. And never the twain shall meet.
More often than not, this is sort of a sad thing. Nadal fans, or at least too many of them, HATE the Fed. And so many Federer fans HATE Rafa. I mean, what a waste of energy. The two competitors themselves seem to get on well enough.
It leads to a whole lot of unnecessary (if imaginary) virtual nastiness, because we’ve not heard of too many instances where a Nadal fan and a Fed fan actually came to blows, in person, in an actual way. But the sniping between the two camps has led to a lot of wasted bandwidth.
These Mexican folks, spotted at the final between Federer and Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells, tried to play both ends against the middle.
In the pic above, you can see him cheering for the Fed. Unfortunately, Nadal went out early in the desert. But these folks had that covered, too.
You would think, in the end, that they’d have made separate banners so their split allegiance wouldn’t be quite so obvious.
But perhaps they were on a white-sheet budget. They did a great job, though.
From our observations, they didn’t pick a fight with each other during the match, either.
So you see! It can be done!!!