Buffalo Bills Fans Sign Petition to Ban N.Y. Gov. Cuomo from Playoff Game: 'We Don't Want You Here'

Nick Kangadis | January 6, 2021
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Imagine the governor of your state was a proven egomaniacal, incompetent, self-serving authoritarian. Now imagine that the people you live with in your state keep electing these people that they constantly complain about. That could apply to at least a few U.S. governors. In this case, the person described above sounds a lot like "Democratic" New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The NFL's Buffalo Bills solidified their spot as the number two seed in the AFC half of the upcoming playoffs, with quarterback Josh Allen leading the way in hosting the visiting seven seed, Indianapolis Colts.

Before the game was even set in stone to happen, Cuomo declared that he would be attending the game. But to avoid the obvious calls of hypocrisy from critics of his draconian lockdown measures, he also announced that a select number of fans would be allowed to attend the game.

"I'm going to take my test, I'm going to be out there to watch the game with you, and we look forward to it," Cuomo said on December 30.

Well, the fans apparently don't want him at the game. After months of dealing with Cuomo's seemingly exhaustive incompetence, New Yorkers don't think the governor deserves to be at the game.

A Change.org petition calling for Cuomo to be banned from the game.

The petition reads as follows:

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. This is OUR team! This is OUR home. We don't want you here.

Bills fans have a point. Why should the man who places restrictions on everyone be able to enjoy what the majority of fans won't be allowed to enjoy in person themselves?

The answer? Cuomo shouldn't.

As of this writing, the petition has garnered 24,000 signatures out of a goal of 25,000.