Angry Buffalo Bars Banning Bon Jovi

Locals don't want him buying, moving the Buffalo Bills

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 22, 2014 10:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Bon Jovi reportedly wants to buy the Buffalo Bills and move the NFL team to Toronto—but angry Western New Yorkers are fighting back. A group calling itself 12th Man Thunder is calling for all Buffalo businesses to ban Bon Jovi from their establishments, WGRZ reports. What does that mean? USA Today has the group's rules: Bars, clubs, DJs, and bands will not play Bon Jovi songs—including on the jukebox—and Bon Jovi himself will not be allowed inside any businesses. More than 60 businesses have signed on.

"I wasn't a Bon Jovi fan anyways to begin with, so it's really no big deal for me not to play his music in here," says Ryan Jagiello, one of the bar owners who's on board. "He can live on a prayer somewhere else. ... I'd tell him, look, do what you know and open a hair salon and leave football alone." More than 6,200 people have already signed the group's official petition to keep the Bills in Buffalo.

Jon Bon Jovi performs in concert with his band Bon Jovi on their Because We Can Tour 2013 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Philadelphia.   (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
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