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NFL Players Offer To Buy Tickets For Unvaccinated Fans

Two players for the Buffalo Bills offered to buy tickets for unvaccinated fans after the organization announced they'll require proof of vaccination at home games


After the Buffalo Bills announced they’ll require proof of vaccination for fans entering their stadium, Cole Beasley offered to buy unvaccinated fans tickets to away games.

Starting on October 31, anyone attending a game at Highmark Stadium over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated. There will be no option to provide a negative COVID-19 test or any permissible exemptions. 

Minors under the age of 12 will be allowed into the stadium but required to wear a mask at all times. 

Starting on “September 25 at KeyBank Center and September 26 at Highmark Stadium, all guests 12 and over will be required to provide proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to attend any event at either venue,” per WKBW.

As part of the announcement, Pegula Sports and Entertainment Executive Vice President Ron Raccuia said, “We’ve worked collaboratively with the county over the last several weeks, months, all throughout the pandemic. … We are looking to provide the safest environment for our fans that we possibly can. We’re thankful for this collaboration. We feel like this is the right move going forward.”

Beasley, 32, made the offer with teammate Reid Ferguson, 27, after fans expressed disappointment over the organization’s decision.

Beasley has repeatedly spoken out against the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine requirements. He has even said he will consider retiring if the league requires players to get vaccinated.

In July, Beasley released a statement saying, “I’m not anti or pro vax. I’m pro choice.”

He said he believed that information was being withheld from players in order to pressure them into getting vaccinated. He added that some players had been told they could be cut from the team if they do not comply and get vaccinated.

 

Beasley’s outspokenness is a departure from the team’s typical media protocol.

“Typically the Bills will look to have one person addressing high-profile topics on behalf of the organization and usually it’s head coach Sean McDermott,” notes BillsWire. “In doing so, McDermott is often very vague, but surprisingly, he has not done so when discussing the vaccine. Instead, McDermott has taken the opposite view as Beasley, going on the record to say he has been vaccinated and hopes more do the same.”

“So far, only four NFL teams — the Seahawks, Raiders, Saints, and Bills — require proof of vaccination as a condition for attendance in their home stadiums,” reports The Sun. “Unvaccinated Bills fans could travel to Miami for the Week 2 game, as well as upcoming road games against the Chiefs, Titans, Jaguars, Jets, Buccaneers, and Patriots.”

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6 responses to “NFL Players Offer To Buy Tickets For Unvaccinated Fans”

  1. TRose says:

    Here here

  2. JimBitWay says:

    As a bill’s fan since wide right all I can say is Josh better get it together this year or bye bye any chance at the SB. D is looking good.

  3. prcntm says:

    Something I have been noticing more and more since we got vaccines: businesses claiming that they are enforcing or adhering to vaccine or mask mandates in an effort “to provide the safest environment for our [customers] that we possibly can”. The thing is, this isn’t how you go about it.

    Let’s dial it back a bit. Washing your hands, for example. Businesses, especially restaurants, require EMPLOYEES wash their hands every time after they go to the bathroom or before they touch food products. This is in an effort to provide a safe environment for the customers. Those same businesses do not require CUSTOMERS to wash their hands after going to the bathroom or before touching food products because they can’t really control customers on that level and it really doesn’t make that much sense given that customers aren’t preparing the food. (For the record, I still strongly recommend washing your hands after going to the bathroom and before touching food–I’m just aware I don’t have any authority to demand it.)

    Dialing it back up, requiring your CUSTOMERS to get vaccinated isn’t something businesses can do to provide a safe environment for the customers. It’s completely backwards. I will admit under this logic, that means businesses should be allowed to require it of their EMPLOYEES, but that’s as far as that authority extends.

  4. RichMonk77 says:

    Bills Mafia should protest the vax. Stand outside home games and do their thing- no masks. Get someone to donate the tables and beer and they would protest every game.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    I don’t care, get Josh Allen more fantasy points!

  6. Maiafay says:

    I wish these fools would critically think for two damn seconds. What kind of VACCINE lets you get the disease it’s supposed to protect you from? Do we get people getting polio after taking the jab for polio? Do you get tetanus after a damn tetanus shot? And you still have to wear a mask? WTF.