Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat proved that the Toronto Raptors have some loyal fans in Florida.
Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena invited over 3,000 spectators to the game who were screened by a pack of COVID-19 sniffing dogs, reports CBS Miami.
It turns out that a good handful of those fans were for Toronto, and they cheered loud enough for the viewers at home to hear.
During the game, commentators Matty D and Jack confirmed that there were indeed Raptors fans in the stands – and they were the definition of loud and proud!
This is why you Bet On Fred https://t.co/HlC0hRSyWW— Toronto Raptors (@Toronto Raptors) 1614222012.0
Fans were thrilled to know that their favourite players were getting the live support they deserve.
Every fan chanting let’s go raptors in Miami tonight deserves the world ❤️— Kayla Doyle (@Kayla Doyle) 1614219576.0
Fans on Twitter were quick to show their appreciation for the fans filling the void while the Raptors ride out their season away from home.
Whoever yelled “lets go raptors” i love you https://t.co/qPQZEPqAIn— certified sad girl (@certified sad girl) 1614216536.0
Despite the cheers, the Raptors weren't able to secure a win out of last night's game, finishing the game with 108 points to Miami's 116.
ɢᴀᴍᴇ ʜɪɢʜʟɪɢʜᴛs | @TangerineHoops Heat | 02.25.21 ▶️ | https://t.co/9fWLMmbnX5 https://t.co/6SNx8ZFqHI— Toronto Raptors (@Toronto Raptors) 1614230623.0
This isn't the first time that the Raptors felt the love in Florida, though. They got special shoutouts from their fans at home on a billboard in Tampa back in December.
From Toronto all the way down to Tampa… let the Raptors hear our roars. Tweet @ us with your message to the team. I… https://t.co/888Vf6GOMB— Coors Light Canada (@Coors Light Canada) 1608228038.0
Until the Raptors are back home and surrounded by a full stadium of devoted fans, we'll just be reliving this moment of pure joy over and over again.
ST. JAMES TOWN IS GOING OFF RIGHT NOW!!! CHEERS ECHOING THROUGH THE BUILDINGS! TORONTO, WE GOT THIS. LET’S GO… https://t.co/n5wLjkV5GC— Felix (@Felix) 1599708045.0
Raptors pride, far and wide, baby!