Optimum Customers: Your Newsday access has been extended until Oct 1st. Enroll now to continue your access.

LEARN MORE
TODAY'S PAPER
72° Good Morning
72° Good Morning
EntertainmentMusic

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz disses John Tavares at Coliseum show

At the band's show Wednesday, Wentz wore a Tavares jersey, replacing the Islanders' former captain's name with Billy Joel's.

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy at NYCB

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum show Wednesday.  Photo Credit: @nycblive/Twitter

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz paid homage to a Long Island music legend at the band's NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum show Wednesday, while also addressing the fallout from hockey star John Tavares leaving the Islanders.

Numerous social media posts Thursday showed suburban-Chicago native Wentz, 39, wearing an Islanders jersey with Tavares' number, 91, on the sleeves. When seen from the back, however, the large number 91 there was crossed out with what appeared to be duct tape, and in place of Tavares' name was that of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, also crafted from apparent duct tape and black marker.

As Islanders fans are painfully aware, team captain Tavares, 27, exited in July after nine seasons to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wentz replacing Tavares' name with Joel's met with high approval online.

"So I think @falloutboy is my new second favorite band! @MikeDelguidice1 and Big Shot will always be number one!! #Isles," tweeted WFAN sports-radio anchor Peter Schwartz, referring to to local musician Mike DelGuidice and his Joel tribute band and posting a photo of Wentz's jersey from behind. The photo appeared in other tweets and attempts to confirm the photographer were unsuccessful.

Coliseum representatives earlier had tweeted a shot of Wentz from the front, showing only the jersey's Islanders logo and Tavares' number on the sleeves. "Spotted: @petewentz rockin’ his @NYIslanders jersey on our stage tonight! #MANIATour," the venue wrote.

Representatives for Fall Out Boy and Joel did not respond to Newsday requests for comment, and no comments appeared on either Wentz's or the band's social-media accounts.

More Entertainment

Important message for Optimum customers

Your Newsday digital access is changing as of 10/1

You recently received an email from Optimum’s parent company, Altice USA, informing you that Altice will no longer offer free Newsday digital access with Optimum's online service. Through an exclusive trial offer for Optimum customers, Newsday is pleased to extend your digital access at no cost until the end of the year.

I understand, no thanks