Originally posted on KC Sports Ninja  |  Last updated 3/12/14

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 21: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders looks on during the game against the Florida Panthers at the Nassau Coliseum on January 21, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
       It is hard nowadays to really admire athletes anymore. Some of them holding out because they demand a bigger or longer contract. Others not wanting to perform because they are experiencing turf toe. Thankfully New York Islanders Center John Tavares (who is out for the remainder of the season with an injury) gave me a breath of fresh air and reminded me that NOT ALL sports stars are like that. When Tavares had heard that 11 year old fan Jake Lotocki (a New York Islanders and John Tavares fan) who had attended a game in Winnipeg  to watch the Islanders play the Jets was subjected to harassment and bullying by opposing fans, Tavares took it to heart. According to The Winnipeg Sun, Jets fans were up in his face calling him “loser” and telling him to “go home” to where it got to the point Lotocki had to walk back to his rides car to try and hide his John Tavares jersey he was wearing.     After learning what happened Tavares contacted director of communications, Kimber Auerbach (...
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