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  • Sports fans won’t tolerate player abuse post-COVID-19
  • Sports fans won’t tolerate player abuse post-COVID-19
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Sports fans won’t tolerate player abuse post-COVID-19

Fans and teams were thrilled about returning to stadiums post-lockdowns, but the honeymoon period quickly ended following a series of abuse aimed at players during live games. The outrage at these incidents speaks to people’s shrinking tolerance of bad behavior from fans and players alike.

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