49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a harsh welcome from many Bills fans before his first start of the season on Sunday in Buffalo, though the reception was not entirely negative.
The MMQB’s Robert Klemko captured the tailgating scene in Buffalo, where many fans mocked Kaepernick. One sign told Kaepernick to “man up and stand up.” Another fan sold T-shirts that featured Kaepernick on “Wanted” poster in a sniper’s crosshairs.
Shirts with a rifle scope trained on Colin Kaepernick selling for $10 outside of Ralph Wilson stadium. pic.twitter.com/bSuxF3G5qq— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 16, 2016
Another group of fans dressed a tackling dummy in a Kaepernick jersey and afro wig.
Here's a very drunk Bills fan spearing a dummy with Kaepernick jersey and afro wig. pic.twitter.com/PDo0NL2Pcp— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 16, 2016
Bills fans scream "tackle the Muslim", then a young lady obliges. pic.twitter.com/A1eKcyWT87— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 16, 2016
The response was not all negative, however. At least two groups of fans had signs at their tailgates in support of Kaepernick.
“He has support in Buffalo,” a fan named Matt Weir told USA Today. “I hope he hears that. But he probably won’t. The other stuff always rings a little louder.”