The grand tradition of Toronto Maple Leafs fans throwing jerseys continued on Saturday.
In the late throes of an atrocious performance against the Jets in Winnipeg, a visiting Leafs fan decided to throw his hat in the ring by throwing his team jersey onto the ice at the MTS Centre.
Another Leafs jersey hits the ice (It's a Phaneuf and it's counterfeit) pic.twitter.com/PxedThpZGF— @Jeffler
Leaf jersey thrown on the ice. This is one of the best moments ever!! pic.twitter.com/zWGlDej7Qx— @originalsteel
The Jets played the Leafs off the ice in a dominating 5-1 victory.
This is at least the sixth time this season that a disgruntled Leafs fan has thrown a jersey on the ice during a poor performance by the team, and not even the first time it happened on the road – an angry fan in Buffalo earned that distinction in November.
The act elicited full-throated cheers from the Jets faithful in Winnipeg, and will likely spark another round of “will-they, won’t-they” salute-related stories which will continue into July and beyond.