Buffalo Bills Fans Who Break Tables While Tailgating Will Be Arrested, Sheriff Warns

Stace Johnson

"Going through folding tables is definitely a thing, and we all know Buffalo loves its things."

That's how the Buffalo News responded to a statement released by the Erie County Sheriff's Office in advance of Sunday's season home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.

At issue is the following line in the Sheriff's announcement on its Facebook page.

"Table Slamming is not permitted and violators will be ejected and could face criminal charges."

"Table slamming may seem stupid, but a subset of people take enjoyment from it, and they're not really hurting anyone but themselves. Anyway, the Bills and the county want fewer stunts like this. If table slamming is your thing, you'll have to risk ejection or take your tailgate to a privately owned lot."

"Honestly Bills fans are awesome. They have such a cool camaraderie. I love going to the games in Buffalo; [there] are no fans like Bills fans. So passionate about the team. If you're a Bills fan, you're family."

Bills' Vice President of Operations and Guest Experience Andy Major stated to ESPN that Bills fans, in general, are "very good,... responsible, and have a good time." He notes that safety is important to maintain that environment, though, and says that in the relatively few circumstances where individuals engage in unsafe activity, security teams will be available to take care of the situation.