Tavares has plastic snakes thrown at him during return to Long Island

Ouch… Isles fans are ruthless!

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Former New York Islanders captain John Tavares makes his long awaited return to Nassau Coliseum tonight when the Isles host Tavares’ Toronto Maple Leafs this evening.

Islanders fans have had tonight’s game circled on the calendars since the moment Tavares turned his back on the franchise elected to sign with his hometown Leafs. In the lead up to tonight’s game, Isles fans have run the gamut of emotions from anger to just plain cringe-inducing weirdness, as evidenced by this awful “Dear, John” video:

And if you expected Tavares to receive a rude reception tonight… well you’re right and it sure didn’t take long. During warmups Tavares had plastic snakes thrown at him… what? For real.

Check it out:

Ruthless. Isles fans have absolutely NO chill.