New York Islanders: Hypocrisy And Double Standard Out Of Toronto
Toronto fans got on the New York Islanders fans for how they treated John Tavares when he returned. Now, they are singing a different tune.
We are just four months removed from John Tavares’ return to the Nassau Coliseum to take on the New York Islanders. That was one of the wildest atmosphere’s I’ve ever been a part of and probably the most intense nonplayoff game I’ve ever seen.
At the time, Maple Leafs fans were upset with how the Islanders fans reacted to Tavares. There were signs, “we don’t need you” chants, and so much more back on February 28 when JT took the ice at the Coliseum.
Yes, there were a few bad eggs who threw stuff on the ice, which isn’t acceptable, but for the most part, it stuck to just chants that were PG-13 at worst.
Fast forward to June, and the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals. In Game 5, Kevin Durant got hurt and wouldn’t you know there were Toronto Raptors fans who cheered. This is the same city that dedicated a day to John Tavares because they felt bad.
Now the comments are coming out, “don’t judge a fanbase after a few bad people cheered.” Am I the only one who sees the hypocrisy here? Booing a player who left your franchise high and dry and cheering when an opposing player gets hurt is two completely different things.
Stay classy, Toronto.
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