Bills fans continue to show that they are arguably the best fan base in sports after yet another movement aimed at donating to a rival player’s charity.
In the wake of the head trauma that Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered as a result of a roughing the passer penalty at the hands of the Buffalo Bills and a tackle from the Bengals that forced Tua to be stretchered off the field and rushed to a hospital, thousands in Buffalo have poured in donations to Tagovailoa’s charity.
Almost immediately after Tagovailoa was stretchered off the field against the Bengals, social media accounts affiliated with #BillsMafia began urging pledges to the Tua Foundation, which supports health and wellness of young people. In less than 24 hours, the Tua Foundation received more than 1,000 donations.
“We’re just grateful for all the support,” Tua Foundation executive director Burt Trembly told the Buffalo News.
Tagovailoa also suffered an injury against the Bills on Sunday, leading to scrutiny about the decision to clear Tagovailoa on Thursday.
Bills fans have a long history of donating to the charitable foundations of players on opposing teams, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. Among the past donation drives were gifts to Lamar Jackson’s foundation after he suffered a concussion in a playoff loss to the Bills, and gifts to Andy Dalton‘s foundation after he threw a touchdown pass that put the Bills into the playoffs.