Teams That Gave Their Fans a Giant Middle Finger

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Teams That Gave Their Fans a Giant Middle Finger
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For many of us—hopefully for most of us—being a sports fan is an enjoyable addition to our lives. It doesn't matter if your team is a perennial championship contender, permanently stalled in last place, or somewhere in between—there is usually joy to be had.

Unless there isn't joy to be had. Which is, unfortunately, the case for a few unfortunate fan bases. For some the situation is tragically bleak and sometimes permanent, like when a team is moved. For others it's not necessarily longterm, but the pain is acute.

The pain of these suffering fan bases could easily be soothed if team ownership wasn't all too eager to drive a metaphorical knife in their collective back and twist. Actually…that was a little dark. Let's just stick with the metaphorical middle finger.

Here are 10 teams that have given their fans the finger at one point or another.

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