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Restless Dolphins fans received a gift on Tuesday when team owner Stephen Ross decided to fire head coach Tony Sparano on Monday, a move that many felt should have happened much sooner.
But just like a spoiled kid on Christmas morning, some fans were left wanting more.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Dolphins die-hards Chris Joseph and Roger Paul have devised a plan to let Mr. Ross know that there is more that needs to be done.
Prior the Dolphins' final home game of the year Jan 1. against the Jets the impatient pair will hire an airplane to fly around Sun Life Stadium with a sign:
"Mr. Ross, save our Dolphins. Fire Jeff Ireland"
Jeff Ireland, the team's current general manager, was hired along with Coach Sparano back in 2008. But despite the recent firing of Sparano, owner Jeffery Ross remains committed to Ireland.
During the announcement of Sparano's departure, Ross stated that Ireland will continue to be in charge of personnel and that he and Ireland "will work together" to find a new coach.
According to the Post, the aerial assault on Ross and Ireland will cost about 1,500. But when Joseph and Paul jokingly released their idea to the public via Twitter and through their blog FinsNation.com, it only took four hours for fans to donate enough to cover the full expense.
While there's no telling whether or not the stunt will have any impact, there is precedent for successful fly-overs in South Florida. Miami Hurricanes fans flew a banner demanding that head coach Randy Shannon be fired, and their demands were met later that day.
If the fly-over is successful again on this time around, perhaps it would be wise to shell out another 1,500 to demand a trip to the Super Bowl next season.
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