Living there is not the same as growing up there or having a whole family who has lived there over generations. It just isn't.
And yes, being a fan of the opposing team can be problematic. I agree with that. If you are minding your business and politely cheering for your team, I don't have a problem with that. I DO have a problem with opposing fans who are obnoxious.
I just hate the national narrative. Where's the national narrative about Boston fans and how racist they are? Where? Or other fanbases that throw bottles on the field.