I used to get mad at this. Like insane mad. I'm not even a Panther fan and I got into a fight outside BOA because some douchebag transplant from Boston was gloating after a pre-season win. I hated it. Then I realized its like getting mad at your younger brother for liking one direction, he's just following the crowd. (for the record my brother doesn't like them, he wouldn't be alive if he did). If the Steelers are good and the Panthers are bad, someone who spent 8 minutes in Pittsburgh once will use that as a chance to cling onto something positive happening. Its a reflection on the people, not the city. Its a young franchise in a growing diverse area... its not gonna be easy to build a legacy and fan base... but once its built it will be worth it.
Like Styles said, during that game there were plenty of loud Bobcats fans. In fact I'd say the crowd was 60-40 pro Bobcats. Thats a massive improvement over previous years. #itgetsbetter