Everyone needs an outlet, and sports tend to be one of those excellent outlets where you can get everything out of your system.
I remember being overseas during the Super Bowl and the entire world pretty much stopping for a couple of hours on account of the fact that the game was on. People that weren’t even football fans would watch the game and cheer for a team that they didn’t know existed until the game started.
The point is, the pandemic has gone on for nearly a year now and there are some lawmakers that are taking some of their power just a little bit too far.
One of those people is Andrew Cuomo, and he has grated people the wrong way.
It’s been a football season tainted by divisive politics, thanks to the NFL’s very loud leftist social justice activism. But fans of one of New York’s football teams are now making their voices heard, and they’re using them to ask their team to ban Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from a game this Saturday.
Fans of the 13-3 Buffalo Bills are gearing up for this weekend’s playoff game against the 11-5 Indianapolis Colts. The Bills are reportedly favored by 6.5 points in a game Cuomo has announced he will attend, but some fans find the governor so insufferable that they are asking he stay away from Bills Stadium.
New York football fans began circulating a petition on the matter, which picked up steam during the final week of the NFL regular season. A fan named Jeffrey Dorenzo started a Change.org petition last week, seeking 25,000 signatures to ban Cuomo from the game. As of Tuesday afternoon, the petition has collected over 26,000 signatures and counting.
The Bills football stadium remained closed to fans throughout the season, due to the draconian lockdown measures imposed by Cuomo as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The upcoming match will be the Bills’ first home playoff game since 1996 — an event fans have awaited for decades.
“So Cuomo is going to attend our playoff game after telling us that we can only attend at less than 10% capacity? If he thinks he has more right to a seat in that stadium over people who have waited over 20 years for this opportunity, then people better be there to protest his entry,” wrote Dorenzo. “This is OUR team! This is OUR home. We don’t want you here.”
WKBW-TV reported that Cuomo announced last Wednesday he would only allow a limited number of fans to attend the game. The governor simultaneously said he would be among those fans present in Orchard Park, New York on game day.
Thanks to the Giants and the Jets both missing the playoffs, Cuomo only has the Bills fan base to target with more ridiculous rules. The governor’s decision to be among them at the game serves as a visual reminder of his oppression.