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Jon Lester left many Red Sox fans feeling betrayed after spurning Boston for a better offer from the Chicago Cubs. But Lester made sure to express his gratitude to the Red Sox organization and its fans — even the incredibly rude ones.

Lester made sure to thank the fans in every possible way. Whether it was a general statement to Red Sox Nation…

…or well wishes to a Sox fan studying for finals.

Some fans weren’t as nice to Jon, but he responded in stride.

The closest Lester got to showing a little attitude was with this fan.

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But who can blame him, considering the fan’s condescending tweet about “classiness” while saying he hoped Lester would suffer a career-ending injury?

Fans may not be happy with the prospect of a Lester-less rotation — though the acquisitions of Rick Porcello and Wade Miley should help somewhat — no one can deny that Jon Lester is a class act.

[h/t NESN]