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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He reckons the club cannot climb to the reaches of National One and beyond without more consistent support from a fair-weather fan base.
"I'm not a fair-weather fan where Wales is concerned and I'm always very proud to sing the anthem for the boys and cheer them on.
FIRMLY in the fair-weather fan category, this TV presenter's most famous football connection is sleeping with Sven Goran Eriksson.
"I was always a fair-weather fan. I loved watching the best players, the best teams play.
This is a new one on me, learned just this very week, and refers, as you'd expect, to the fair-weather fan. To the lightweight.
0-5 6-10 11-15 16-19 20/20 Fair-weather fan Absolute rubbish.
When the self-admitted fair-weather fan left the stadium that night, she was furious.
She said she's not a fair-weather fan and is hoping she'll be able to someday cheer her favorite team again.
Matters turned nasty, after someone affiliated to Disy penned an article accusing Pamborides of being a fair-weather fan.
My revulsion for SPIT among Francona and his players is newfound, born of a fair-weather fan status that allows me to bypass an entire summer of baseball and only tune in post-season because we're winning.
Rakie is no fair-weather fan of the programme, she can quote lines and describe scenes at the drop of a hat.
You might want to consider whether you are a true blue Duck fan or a fair-weather fan. If you're a fair-weather fan, I hope you stay home and watch it on TV.
Fortunately I support a rubbish team (Southampton) so I know no one can ever accuse me of being a fair-weather fan.
It was just so easy to write off the year as a total loss, and for this I feel as if I let down my alma mater and became the least-liked individual in all of sports - the fair-weather fan.
But despite claiming to understand the offside rule, Alison uttered that fateful phrase that will forever expose the fair-weather fan.