Fan commits a CLASSLESS move at Maple Leafs game

Published March 24, 2023 at 11:38

It has been half a decade since the former New York Islanders captain and superstar player, John Tavares, stirred up a significant controversy by abandoning his team and signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares' decision to leave his team came as a complete shock to the Islanders organization and their devoted fans.

What added fuel to the fire was the fact that Tavares did not inform the Islanders management during the season that he was planning to leave, which could have allowed the team to trade him and get something in return. Instead, he waited until the free agency period and left the Islanders with nothing in return.

Five years later, the wounds caused by Tavares' departure are still raw and fresh among the Islanders fans. The recent matchup between the Islanders and the Maple Leafs at the Islanders' home turf, Nassau Coliseum, served as a reminder of this betrayal. It was a highly anticipated game, and Islanders fans were eager to showcase their resentment towards Tavares.

One disgruntled fan took things too far and made a classless move by throwing a Tavares jersey onto the ice during the game.

It was an action that did not go unnoticed by the players and fans alike. While some fans may feel it was a justified gesture, it ultimately detracted from the Islanders' dominating 7-2 victory over the Maple Leafs.

Tavares' departure will always be a sore spot for fans, the move left the Islanders in a vulnerable position, and the team struggled for a while before finding their footing again. The Islanders fans are known for their loyalty and passion, and Tavares' exit from the team was undoubtedly a betrayal of their trust.
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Fan commits a CLASSLESS move at Maple Leafs game

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