Jets fans welcome embattled GM with ‘Fire Idzik’ towels

By on December 22, 2014

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George Frouxides arrived in his Winnebago, the one with the “JETBUS” license plate, at the MetLife Stadium gates by 7:30 a.m. and entered a half-hour later. The Chevy salesman from Farmingdale, L.I., lit a fire with coal and firewood, looking at the blaze as he slipped yellow “FIRE IDZIK!” towels onto his windshield.

“Call a cop! I’ve been robbed!” Frouxides said. “Idzik is draining my pockets.”

Frouxides, 53, said he pays upwards of $ 6,500 for his five season tickets, plus $ 1,000 per year for 12 seasons for the PSL to sit in section 101, row 41. They are in the end zone, and he joked that he only sees the opponent there these days as the Jets were 3-11 heading into Sunday’s AFC East game against the Patriots. He listed Izik’s leaving millions of salary cap money unspent, the inability to bring cornerback Darrelle Revis back to his team and another lost season among Idzik’s most egregious errors. He wants Idzik to be fired and waved his towel, which reads in green:

ATTENTION WOODY

FIRE GLAT! FIRE BRADWAY!

FIRE IDZIK!

CLEAN HOUSE!

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“Talent, he has no regard for,” said Jim Lyons, a fan from Levittown, L.I., when asked about Idzik.

Throughout the parking lots, yellow towels were tucked into pockets, laid out on tables alongside candy cane shots and spread across windshields. Fans readied to wave them in protest of the Jets’ performance this season. Knowing it was likely Rex Ryan’s last home game, many fans expressed their desire for Idzik to join the coach on the way out of the Jets’ facilities.

“I love Rex,” said Kevin Chapman. “We’re just frustrated.” 

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