Buffalo Bills News: Twitter contest lost in bizarre fashion
Buffalo Bills fans were on their way to being in the finals of a contest determining the best NFL fans. Until some cheating apparently took place.
Buffalo Bills fans had a fun Twitter poll to partake in over the past week.
The team’s fans were into the final four of a bracket-style contest made by @NFLonFOX after some fun upsets. The most recent matchup was against Tennessee Titans fans and as the deadline appeared, Bills fans were well in the lead.
Then the Titans jumped up nearly 20,000 votes out of nowhere.
It appears some Titans fans took the poll way too seriously and paid for some bot votes to win the matchup with Bills fans.
In the words of Jon Oliver: Kewl.
As seen in the tweet above, Bills fans will not be paying for nonsensical things and are instead encouraging others to donate to a charity based in Tennessee.
The whole point of the poll was for some casual fun and a few individuals seemed to completely miss the point and give an example of why sometimes Twitter can be the worst. But you can always count on Bills fans to take the high road and not stoop to such low, and just weird, levels.
We look at this odd news and more in a Wednesday edition of The Morning Charge.
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