It’s not that Bills safety George Wilson has a problem with Toronto…it’s just that he doesn’t want to play “home” football games there.
“It’s not a home game,” Wilson said before practice Wednesday.
While he was diplomatic about it (fitting, giving his “Senator” nickname), Wilson made his feelings about the Bills’ annual game in Toronto very clear in his statements to the press.
“Is that a question?” Wilson said, when asked about the support the Bills receive at Toronto’s downtown Rogers Centre. “The fan support in Toronto is a night-and-day difference from what we have in Buffalo. For the most part, it’s a show. You see just as many jerseys for the opposing teams as you do the Bills. They cheer for any big play regardless of whichever team makes it.”
“It’s definitely not the same hostile environment that teams have to deal with coming into the Ralph out here,” he continued. “This is no knock on the citizens of Toronto. We know a large percentage of our fan base comes from Canada, and we’re appreciative of their support. But at the same time, the environment is just not the same. That’s just facts.”