i can understand to a certain degree that in team sports people often make fun of a certain organisation as part of a rivalry, but in individual sports it's beyond me. they're just people playing a game. what am i missing here? or would it help if i was 9 years old?
Whether team or individual sports, it's usually the best of the best that attract the most ire from rival fans and general public...
But yes, you would probably appreciate these attempts at humour more if you were a child.