Bills fans wear Hernandez jumpsuits to opener
BOSTON (WHDH) -- An image spread fast all over the internet of ten Bills fans trading their jerseys for orange jumpsuits with Aaron Hernandez's name and number on the back, at the Patriots season opener Sunday.
Fans knew there'd be heckling this season but the Patriots haters wasted no time reminding everyone of the team's ties with the former tight end.
It’s not the typical attire you'd see at an NFL game but some Bills fans in Buffalo, showed their true colors.
They dressed in orange prison jumpsuits, mocking former Patriots player and accused murderer Aaron Hernandez.
"That's really wrong, it's disrespectful if a team comes to visit you. You’re supposed to show some respect. Let them work it out on the field, not in the stands,” said football fan Patty Schmidt.
The pictures were taken outside Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo before sunday's patriots game.
Hernandez is no longer part of the Patriots. He was cut from the team hours after his arrest in June.
He's pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges for the killing of his friend, Odin Lloyd.
Patriots fans understand there's often hatred for New England, but believe this is out of bounds.
"It’s sad that people go to that length to draw attention to themselves. It’s a sad situation, someone lost their life,” said Schmidt.
"Disrespectful to the people who are gone. Regardless of what happens to Hernandez. Totally disrespectful,” said Bob Maydoney.
Even a Buffalo fan 7News spoke with believes people cheering on the team, should stick to the red and blue, and skip the orange.
"Yeah that's terrible. There’s no reason for that.”
According to reports, that group sat in bleacher seats right below the retired number 32 in the Bills ring of honor.
Of course, that number belonging to former Bills running back O.J. Simpson.