Riderfans and negative rumours.
Like Taman and Chamblin before him the process is this:
1. Jones will be defended. Critics will be mocked and ridiculed by the select few.
2. Front office becomes leery as negativity mounts. Select few follow suit.
3. More and more negativity is selectively leaked as firing is foregone conclusion. Select few being full participants .
4. Jones is fired. Avalanche of horror stories begins. Jones is now officially a villain, all accomplishments suspect or dismissed. One or more of select few reveals "I knew it all along but didn't want to say anything..." etc.
5. New guy hired. Reset process.