If it were any other athlete, and I mean literally any other athlete then I would say this was a complete dickhead move. Unfortunately, it's not another athlete. It's Marshawn Lynch, and Marshawn Lynch gets a pass from me. Not just because I have a soft spot for Marshawn Lynch, but because Marshawn Lynch retired from the NFL to get away from situations like this. He didn't retire because his body couldn't handle football anymore or because he no longer loved the game. He retired because he could no longer stand being in the public eye and being forced into unwanted interactions. Marshawn Lynch was so tired of being in front of a camera that this is how he chose to announce his retirement...
So while he looks like an asshole for taking a fan's hat, the real asshole is the fan that put him in a position to do so. Asking for Marshawn Lynch's autograph in a public place is like running up on Marcus Lattimore in the mall and chop blocking him in the back of the ankle while he's shoe shopping. It's like daring Calvin Johnson to break a wood board with his head. It's putting a former professional athlete in a position to do something that he walked away from millions of dollars to avoid doing. Marshawn Lynch left football to get away from interviews and autographs. Unfortunately it took one kid's stolen $20 hat to remind us of that, because apparently nearly 5 minutes of hilariously awkward footage wasn't enough to do so...