The connection? Jon Bon Jovi is rumored to be working with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, a Canadian sports company, that along with Bon Jovi, would potentially move the Bills to Toronto. MLSE currently owns the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Toronto Raptors and MLS’s Toronto FC.
The Buffalo-based fan club, which is going by the name 12th Man Thunder, currently has 28 local businesses signed up as “Bon Jovi Free Zones” and is asking fans to sign an online petition against moving the team.
“This is a guy who is openly saying I’m going to come to your city, I’m going to take your football team which is our identity and our source of civic pride,” the group’s co-founder Charles Pellien told Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW. “That team leaves, it’ll throw our city into a psychological and economic depression. This guy wants to harm our city, so this is our way to fight back.”
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