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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Anyone who thinks it is had better give up supporting the team because we can well do without such faithless fair weather fans.
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
It is great for everyone, die hard and fair weather fans alike.
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.
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.
Fair weather fans rule - especially when it comes to wee teams.
Not to mention the army of fair weather fans who would prefer to sit and watch home games in the pub.
The orchard boss was disappointed with the fair weather fans who he claimed had let the players down by their no-show.
So the message is clear - even the fair weather fans who normally only come out for the sunny days at Clones or Croke Park are needed in Omagh this Sunday.
Around 30,000 fans supported Motherwell when they lifted the Scottish Cup in the most dramatic final ever seen at Hampden in 1991, and it is those fair weather fans who have to be brought back into the fold.
The lifelong Blades fan led the celebrations in front of the massed ranks of home supporters, whom he had labelled as fair weather fans.