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supporter

noun
     
sup‧port‧er S2 W2 [countable]
1 someone who supports a particular person, group, or plan [↪ fan]
strong/firm/staunch supporter
one of Bush's staunchest supporters
supporter of
supporters of animal rights legislation
2 British English someone who likes a particular sports team, and often goes to watch them play [= fan]:
Manchester United supporters

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