In April, the Buffalo Bills became the first team to require fans to have a vaccine passport in order to get to games. While this may prevent the unvaccinated portion of the Bills Mafia from making it to Highmark Stadium on Sundays, one Bills player is making sure that Bills fans are at least able to attend road games.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley, an outspoken critic of the vaccine whom the NFL has repeatedly ridiculed and fined for not getting the jab, tweeted last week that he will buy any Bills fan who does not want to get the vaccine tickets to away games if they reach out to him.
If you find an away game you are able to go to then I will buy the tickets for you guys. DM me names and everything (and) I’ll figure out the best way to make it happen. Wish she could witness the mafia!
Beasley was responding to a woman named Chris Hauqitz, who said she had planned on going to see a Bills home game in December and then found out about the vaccine requirement.
If you find an away game you are able to go to then I will buy the tickets for you guys. DM me names and every thing snd I’ll figure out the best way to make it happen. Wish she could witness the mafia! https://t.co/LfBdULPcmK— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) September 15, 2021
In a world where burning buildings and shaming white people has become a widely accepted form of protesting against something we disagree with, this is the type of demonstration you like to see, especially from someone with a platform as big as Beasley’s.
The problem at hand was that the Bills were discriminating against their fans based on vaccination status. So rather than organize a protest and go burn down the Bills practice facility or publicly berate the Bills organization for their decision (which is utterly ridiculous), Beasley found a tasteful, responsible, and redemptive way to work around the absurd decision. No one was harmed or demeaned, and he found a way to work around the problem.
If only the NFL would support protesting like this, and not demonstrations that disrespect our national anthem or supporting organizations that burn down cities and promote radical ideology.