Bills fans dropped off 13,000 anti Jon Bon Jovi letters and petitions to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp on Tuesday. But they’re not stopping there.
Bills Fan Thunder, a group of Bills fans from around the world advocating to keep the Bills in Buffalo, is asking its 13,000 members to send personal emails to Bon Jovi’s public relations team, giving their personal testimonies as to why it means so much to keep their team in Buffalo.
“The fans’ negative reaction has impacted the NFL owners and Bon Jovi himself,” Michael Caputo, the spokesman for Bills Fan Thunder, said. “And we believe it’s impacted the Wilson trust.”
The group dropped off mailbags of letters to the Bills training camp on Tuesday.
The petition says two things: First, Bills Fan Thunder would support any owner who keeps the team in Buffalo. Second, if the team moves to Toronto, none of the 13,000 group members will ever attend another game or spend another dollar on the franchise.
“We believe right now, this very moment, the Wilson trust is making their decision to let Bon Jovi’s bid go forward,” Caputo said. “So we thought it was important for them to feel the full weight of 13,000 fans who oppose that move.”
Early this month, Bon Jovi wrote a letter to fans, promising to keep the team in Buffalo if his bid is accepted. That letter, according to Caputo, was a direct reaction to Bills Fan Thunder’s work.
“It’s been Bills Fan Thunder’s plan from the beginning to poison the atmosphere in Western New York against Bon Jovi’s bid to buy and move the team,” Caputo said.