Does Fan Misbehavior Turn Off Other Fans' Going to the Game?
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) While most fans were well behaved at Thursday's football game, others were ejected or arrested for their misconduct. There are a few fans who may be turned off to going to the game in person because of that.
"It's a personal choice," says Channel 2's Ed Kilgore. "I think to not go to a game because there might be a drunken fan who does something stupid in front of you is ridiculous to me, but that's just me."
Kilgore says it comes with the territory when you have thousands gathered in one place. "It's random and I think the publicity associated with it is grossly exaggerated. Not that I don't think it's a problem, but the Bills have been trying to do something about it and you do see security pretty quickly when something happens," says Kilgore.
He adds it's unfair to single out the NFL or Ralph WIlson Stadium. "It can be a concert or a rodeo, you name it, there will be people who can't handle their liquor and act inappropriately," explains Kilgore.
Kilgore says fans have to make up their own minds whether to go to an event based on fan behavior.