The word “fan” is short for a word we often forget — fanatic. That term is more appropriate for the people who vandalized Leodis McKelvin’s lawn following the Bills’ loss on Monday night to the Patriots. Yes McKelvin made a HUGE error when he fumbled the kickoff following a Tom Brady to Ben Watson touchdown pass late in the game that made the score 24-19, but did he single-handedly lose the game for the team? Of course not. Even if he did, that in no way merits what some Bills fans did to his home:
Police were investigating the vandalism at McKelvin’s home in the upscale Briercliff Estates subdivision off Amsdell Road but declined to say anything more about the incident.
The vandalism apparently consisted of the score — 25-24 — and a graphic depiction of the male anatomy scrawled in white paint on McKelvin’s front lawn.
Yeah, real class there, Buffalo. I can’t even begin to say how inappropriate that behavior is. What did these guys have six figures on the game? Do they think McKelvin was intentionally trying to lose the game? OK, bad question — we all know he was just playing the game according to Goodell’s script. But I don’t care what an athlete does wrong, this is crossing a line that should never be crossed — into someone’s personal life.