6 classy farewell ads from athletes to left-behind fans

For years, athletes have been taking out full-page ads in newspapers to thank fans when leaving for another team or retiring. The latest to join this crowd is NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings, who recently left the Green Bay Packers for the Minnesota Vikings in free agency.

While this might bring upon the gag reflex in some fans, I've always thought it was a nice touch for athletes to do so. It might not necessarily mend a bad break up, i.e. Dwight Howard and Orlando Magic fans, but it's a step in the right direction.

Below is a photo gallery of some of the classier ones from the past few years:

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