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Robinson Cano jersey burning is underway (Video)

Robinson-Cano-jersey-burnRobinson Cano has signed with the highest bidder, which is a popular move among professional athletes. It also happens to be equally unpopular among sports fans, many of who love pretending that they would be the most loyal, down-to-earth people if they ever made it to the big stage. That’s where the New York Yankees fans and their jersey burning will come in.

Earlier this week, we showed you a couple of Boston Red Sox fans who torched Jacoby Ellsbury’s jersey after the center fielder signed with the Yankees. Now, we have a Yankees fan setting a Cano shirt ablaze, with more surely to come as the week rolls on.

Like we said with Ellsbury, it’s better to have your jersey burned when you leave a team than have your own fans doing it.

Jacoby Ellsbury jersey burning begins after he signs with Yankees (Video)

Jacoby-Ellsbury-jersey-burnJacoby Ellsbury signed with the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Considering Ellsbury is 30 years old and was seeking more money than Carl Crawford got a few years back, very few are surprised that the Evil Empire has given him seven years and $153 million. That does not mean Boston Red Sox fans aren’t upset to see their former center fielder sleeping with the enemy.

As expected, the Ellsbury jersey burning has already commenced. In addition to the fan who ceremoniously torched Ellsbury’s shirt while bagpipes played in the background, there was also this guy. He was a bit less graceful:

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Houston Texans fans burn Matt Schaub jersey (Video)

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The Houston Texans were one of the teams favored to contend for an AFC Championship entering the 2013 season. However, back-to-back losses to the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks already have fans questioning whether the team has improved enough to avoid another embarrassing playoff loss or missing the postseason altogether. More specificially, Texans fans are losing faith in Matt Schaub.

Schaub threw two interceptions in an overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. He has now thrown eight touchdowns and six interceptions through four games. After the game, a group of Seahawks fans stood around and burned Schaub’s jersey. In the video below that The Big Lead passed along, which contains some NSFW language, you can see a guy collecting money to cover the cost of the jersey before burning it.

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Jets fans burn Mark Sanchez jerseys after loss to Titans (Video)

Mark-Sanchez-jersey-burningMark Sanchez had another abysmal performance for the New York Jets on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, this time putting the final nail in the coffin for the 2012 season and possibly his career with the team. Sanchez threw four interceptions and turned the ball over five times, finishing with an embarrassing passer rating of 32.6. It was the second time in three weeks that he threw three or more interceptions in a single game.

Many Jets fans saw enough of Sanchez weeks ago, but several of them needed the brutal loss to Tennessee to fully give up on the former USC star. As you can see from the video above, a couple of Jets fans decided to put their “sincere disheartening” on display after the game and ceremoniously burn their Sanchez jerseys. And yes, they made sure to mention the infamous butt fumble.

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Bengals fan urinates on Carson Palmer jersey, then they burn it (Video)

Angry fans often express their displeasure with a player who has left for another team by burning their jersey. That is nothing new. But some vile Cincinnati Bengals fan decided to take the process a step further by urinating on a Carson Palmer jersey before his group lit it on fire.

In the video above featuring some NSFW language, you can see the man urinate on the Palmer jersey as others in the background express their surprise. After the first Palmer jersey was burned, the person recording the video moved on to another area where a second Carson Palmer jersey was being burned.

The jersey burning is no surprise after Palmer said he would refuse to play another game for the Bengals following the 2010 season. He was booed during and after the game, and he even had beer dumped on him as he was leaving the field.

We searched for that video, and came across one that appears to show a drink thrown at Palmer as he was running through the tunnel to exit the field. The video will likely disappoint, but you can watch it here.

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Chris Chelios reportedly helps Bears fans burn Jay Cutler jersey (Video)

The fact that Bears fans have gotten to the point where they are ready to start burning Jay Cutler’s jersey is not a surprise. Cutler was awful in an embarrassing loss to the Packers last week and played poorly again in Chicago’s win over the Rams on Sunday. What is somewhat surprising, however, is seeing a fellow Chicago sports legend partake in the festivities.

According to TMZ.com, the video you see above was taken inside Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Downtown Chicago. While it is nearly impossible to make out, the man holding the burning paper that is setting fire to Cutler’s jersey is supposedly former Chicago Blackhawk Chris Chelios. People in the bar are clearly chanting Chelios’ name, which makes it easier to believe.

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Cowboys Fan Teaches Son How to Burn Tony Romo Jersey (Video)

The concept of jersey burning has become such a common practice in sports that it has lost any originality it once had.  Fans now burn jerseys when a player switches teams or chokes in a big game.  They burn jerseys to forget the past or to express displeasure with a draft pick.  However, there can still be a first time for everything — even when it comes to setting jerseys on fire.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think there has ever been a video of an angry fan teaching his extremely young son how to light a player’s jersey on fire.  That’s why we have Cowboys fans.  Check out this video of a cowboys fan teaching his son how to burn a Tony Romo jersey, courtesy of Los That Sports Blog via Black Sports Online:

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