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Bitter Islanders fans whine about John Tavares leaving team in embarrassing video.

By Jimmy Traina
February 27, 2019

1. The trend of sports fans acting like babies because a player leaves their team has gotten more and more pathetic over the years. We have hit our peak, though, with Islanders fans starring in this borderline disturbing video where they unleash on John Tavares, who signed with the Maple Leafs this past offseason after nine seasons with New York.

Without even getting into the fact that the vast majority of human beings all leave one job for another throughout their lives, it's just frightening that a person can be this upset that an athlete takes a free-agent offer, which is a staple of sports.

Tavares's class was called into question, he was called a traitor and some of these people were on the verge of tears.

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Long Island and still live there today. Please don't hold this video against me.

And sports fans, please do better in not coming across like crazy people.

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