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Buffalo Bills fans given a less than flattering honour

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The Buffalo Bills have been a much discussed football team this summer amidst all the rumours of the teams possible relocation.

New ownership and the constant threat of losing their team, Bills fans may have a fair bit to be sorrowful about.

If its not that, then the fact that they haven't seen their team in the play-offs for 14 years will surely also bring Bills fans down.

But now they have been given an honour that pretty much no team would want their fan base to be associated with.

According to author Sean MacDonald who wrote "Ultimate Football Road Trip", the Bills fans are the drunkest in the league.

MacDonald travelled around the league in 2013 and took in games at each of the 32 NFL stadiums and saw several teams multiple times.

If MacDonald is right, gameday at the Ralph Wilson stadium sounds like a messy, unorganized and somewhat intimidating affair.

MacDonald said: "Most of them are unable to hold their liquor and lose control, becoming a danger to others or to themselves."

He reveals that he also saw the Bills on the road and that their behaviour does not change  which he described as "inside the stadium seemed like a free-for-all at times, with fans moving around constantly

"far too many in the advanced stages of inebriation, especially in the lower level end zone seats.

"Beer was constantly being spilled on the concourse and stairways to the seats."

MacDonald doesn't paint a pretty picture of game day with the Bills fans and I'm sure it is something every Buffalo supporter will hate reading but it is now out in public and who knows if this is the case throughout the stadium or just in the area where he sat.

On the field problems

The Bills have not reached the play-offs for 14 years and even then, when they last did in 1999, they went out to the Minnesota Vikings in the Wildcard round.

They haven't in fact had a season where they won a post-season game since 1995 when they triumphed over the Miami Dolphins.

With the new NFL season just a few short weeks away the Bills fans will be hoping that they will be able to achieve more than they have in over a decade.

They overcame the Carolina Panthers in week one of the NFL pre-season and face a a trip to Pennsylvania to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in week two.

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