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'Fins fans employ airplane signage to call for Ireland's job

  • By Marc Sessler NFL.com
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Irritation among Dolphins fans has reached new heights.

Capping a troubling season in Miami, die-hards Chris Joseph and Roger Paul have hired an airplane to circle around Sun Life Stadium during the team's final home game, tugging a sign that reads:

"Mr. Ross, save our Dolphins. Fire Jeff Ireland."

The plea is directed at Miami owner Stephen Ross, in an attempt to sever ties with Ireland, the Dolphins general manager. Coach Tony Sparano was dismissed Monday, but Joseph and Paul feel there's a second move to be made here.

"There's a feeling that (Ireland's) going to screw up the draft again or not get the quarterback that everyone wants," Joseph told The Palm Beach Post on Thursday. "Firing Sparano was one thing, but if you're going to do that, you've got to clean house."

The plane is scheduled to circle the stadium from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET before the Dolphins face the Jets on Jan. 1, and Joseph plans to stage an "airplane watch party" with tailgaters.


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Joseph and Paul run a fan blog at Finsnation.com, and were able to offset a large chunk of the $1,500 cost of the stunt through donations.

"We just put it out there on Twitter, and, the next thing you know, it snowballed like crazy," Joseph said. "This afternoon we put up a PayPal link, and within four hours we met our goal, just purely on donations. We're just overwhelmed by people's anger."

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