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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When it comes to sports, (http://www.ibtimes.com/drake-cancels-summer-sixteen-tour-after-ankle-injury-will-he-reschedule-dates-2429503) Drake usually appears to be a fan of his hometown teams, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Raptors, but the rapper has been known to support other teams and is often called a fair weather fan.
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.
The Standard went along to the Dock Park in Dumfries to speak to people who were out enjoying the sunshine to see if they were regular park goers or fair weather fans of the green space.
Dan Senor accused Republicans within Romney's inner circle of being 'fair weather fans, all too eager to throw him under the bus' only days after his defeat.
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.
Fans of teams that are losing may attempt to distance themselves from the team and CORF while "fair weather fans" may jump off the bandwagon, causing the number of messages posted to dwindle.
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.