Bad Football Fan Behavior: Bills Fan Catches on Fire During Rowdy Tailgate


Throughout the 2017 football season, we’ve tried to shine a light on awful, violent, NFL fan behavior.

Our latest look at poor fan conduct features a self-inflicted injury. It happened in Buffalo prior to Sunday’s Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. A man jumped — back first — on a plastic picnic table which was on fire. The impact promptly collapsed the table and the man fell to the ground.

The man tried to roll around a bit to put the fire out, and fans appeared to throw beer on him as well.

Amazingly, this is not a first for the Buffalo Bills tailgate. Last year, we posted about a fan pulling off the exact same stunt — to similar results. We’ve also posted about other shenanigans at the extremely rowdy Buffalo Bills tailgate ranging from harmless and stupid (some guy getting doused in ketchup and mustard) to harmful and stupid (some guy appearing to seriously injure his leg by jumping from the top of a van on to a table).

Further, a Buffalo News report detailed multiple DWI incidents following the game, with one driver’s blood alcohol content coming in at 0.23, nearly three times the legal limit.

We ask yet again: When is the NFL going to do something about all the violence and public drunkenness at their games?

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