After New York State and the NFL came to an agreement on how to get a limited number of fans into the Buffalo Bills’ venue this weekend in Orchard Park when the team hosts the Indianapolis Colts, we quickly knew who the first fan at the game would be: Governor Andrew Cuomo himself.
When Cuomo announced the agreement in place, he said that he planned to get tested for COVID-19 and attend the game.
On Wednesday, he said his plans have changed.
Per Cuomo during his COVID-19 briefing, he has now backed out of visiting Bills Stadium this weekend. The Governor said that he has to rewrite the State of the State due to the Georgia runoffs.
But the ticket is at least going to a good home. Cuomo said the plan is to give away his ticket to the game to one lucky frontline worker from Eric County Medical Center.
While a solid gesture from Cuomo to give the ticket to a nurse from ECMC, maybe this had something to do with it: More than 40,000 Bills fans signed a petition on Change.org recently.
It was titled: “Ban Andrew Cuomo from Buffalo Bills Stadium playoff games.”
Regardless, no Cuomo.
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