Islanders fans greeted the team at Farmingdale airport to show their support and appreciation.
On Friday, the New York Islanders returned home after having their season end in the Eastern Conference Final. While the result wasn’t what Islander fans hoped for, it was certainly appreciated.
Fans aren’t used to this kind of success. It was 27 years since the last time the Isles made it to the conference final, and they wanted to show their support for this team that they grew so close to.
Word got out that the team was landing at Farmingdale airport at around 4:30 pm EST. After some social media buzz, fans began to come up with a plan to meet the plane on the outside of the fence.
On 109, there’s a fence where you can see the runway. Since Farmingdale is a small airport, it was obvious which plane was them returning home.
Best fans in the business. It was important for fans to show their support for their team after being away from their families for so long.
This felt like the best of both worlds. Fans were able to show their support without being too intrusive to the guys who haven’t been able to see their families since July.
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The new world we’re living in this year is one that has numerous obstacles but figuring out the best way to welcome home the boys wasn’t the one of them. I’m proud of this team, proud of this fanbase, and proud of the state of the franchise.