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On Second Thought

Fans like this should be rooted out

At first glance, Ed Anzalone and Anton Shunin have precious little in common. The former is Fireman Ed, the well-known face of all J-E-T-S fans, while the latter is an elite Russian soccer goalie, a 6-foot-3-inch stopper for Moscow Dynamo and part of Russia’s national team.

Anzalone the firefighter-turned-celebrity-fan, Shunin the high-profile shot-blocker. Different countries, different profiles, and vastly different worlds, yet connected now in a way both would assuredly lament.

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