Fans are everything to sports. They are the critical golden cog in the sports mega machine that makes everything run. And without it, things would fall to pieces.
For owners and athletes to make money, someone has got to spend money. Fans are the asses in the seats. Fans are buying up the merchandise, making them walking billboards for their favorite teams. Fans are watching from home, making the broadcasting rights ever more lucrative.
And guess what! Fans are fully aware of all of this. They know that their very existence is what makes everything possible. For most fans, though, it doesn't matter. They don't think paying the cost of admission to a game gives them carte blanche to behave in ways they would never dream of elsewhere.
Then there are those who let it go to their heads. They make bad decisions and even worse signs. They drink too much, yell too much, and treat the entire venue as if it were their own personal garbage can. Or worse—their own personal toilet.
The spectrum of the annoying fan is quite broad, with offenses ranging from merely irritating to outright horrifying. So let's take a look at 21 of the most annoying things fans do during a game.