fair-weather fan

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fair-weather fan

A person who is supportive of and enthusiastic about a sports team only when that team is performing well. I've been rooting for the home team in their playoff run, but I'll admit I'm just a fair-weather fan.
See also: fan
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FAIR WEATHER FAN J First Minister Alex Salmond enjoys the UEFA Cup final between Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg in Manchester in 2008
ALTHOUGH a City supporter for the last 27 years, in recent times I admit to being a fair weather fan having lost any respect for Mr Hammam.
Local government worker Thomas said: "My parents live in Barrow, so I'm a bit of a fair weather fan.
East Kilbride Thistle supporter Craig Anderson admits he's a fair weather fan.
She is to hippydom what a fair weather fan is to a footy club -they only go to see their team when they want to and when they think they'll get the most out of it.
Hardly ever at a game, the classical actor is more a fair weather fan.
Judging by the weight of hate-mail recently it would appear I've upset a number of Jambos by referring to fair weather fans turning out to see their team gubbed in cup finals.
Because of a growing raft of health and safety restrictions, the statutory bodies are turning fair weather fans and floating voters away from the league.
But there are lots of fair weather fans who might be thinking about sitting around the telly with their feet up on Saturday afternoon.
Then the fair weather fans, who know nothing about the game but are attracted to the big events, will have retuned to reading "Heat" or "Hello
I would ask the fair weather fans to take a look at gates at other clubs in the First Division and ask themselves whether they really want a top flight team at Coventry.
Anyone who thinks it is had better give up supporting the team because we can well do without such faithless fair weather fans.
It is great for everyone, die hard and fair weather fans alike.