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Buffalo lost to New England on Monday night in a particularly excruciating fashion. Against a loathed division rival to whom they'd lost 11 straight, they led the entire game, only to have it slip through their hands in the closing minutes after an unlikely fumble by cornerback/kick returner Leodis McKelvin.

If you're a Bills fan, I'd imagine that hurt quite a bit. You would think, though, that most Buffalo fans would be used to painful losses, at least to the point where they'd no longer feel like vandalizing the home of a player.

Sadly, that's not the case. Someone invaded the property of Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin after the loss and vandalized his lawn. From the AP:

Hamburg police on Tuesday confirmed the home of a Bills player was vandalized, but declined to release details of their investigation after an obscenity and the score of Monday night’s game—a 25-24 loss to the Patriots— were painted in white on the player’s lawn in suburban Buffalo.

McKelvin fumbled a kickoff return with under two minutes to play and the Bills leading 24-19. Three plays later, New England’s Tom Brady(notes) hit Benjamin Watson(notes) for the go-ahead touchdown as the Patriots overcome an 11-point deficit in the final 2:06.

My goodness. In the search for suspects, I'd recommend that police look for someone who is too young to remember the Bills' four Super Bowl losses. I can't imagine what this jackal would've done to Scott Norwood.

Obviously, there's no excuse for this kind of thing. A game is just a game, and a person's property is a person's property. Normal, well-adjusted human beings realize this.

The AP article also notes that some Buffalo players are a little freaked out about the incident. I can't say I blame them. True, it's only a lawn that was harmed, but after the tragedy of Sean Taylor(notes), NFL players aren't going to take it well when you come onto their property with bad intentions.

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