Of course it matters that the very people you are trying to defend don't want you to.
We've poked fun of pro players and skinny players and their fail dives dozes of times without asking. We even featured a guy with no left arm who goes by "nubby." Just because these guys are big doesn't mean they are so delicate they need to be handled with kid gloves. They are paintball players. They are tough. They can take some gentle teasing.
We love the fact that people of all shapes, sizes and ages can play paintball. They deserve some attention. Plus, their jerseys are way cool. And those deserve some attention too.
I am sorry if we hurt your sensibilities, but it didn't seem to faze them.