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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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.
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.
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.
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.
And there were calls for Rangers to change their system after claims that "fair weather fans" have benefited at the expense of regulars.
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.