Bills fans look to ban Bon Jovi music from Buffalo bars over rumoured Toronto move
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke (right) chats with Jon Bon Jovi as MLSE Chairman Larry Tanenbaum (left) looks on during first half NBA action between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:29AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - As far as some Buffalo Bills fans are concerned, rock musician Jon Bon Jovi can live on a prayer anywhere but western New York.
A Bills fan club recently founded to keep the NFL team in western New York has started an online petition to ban songs by Bon Jovi. The New Jersey rocker has been linked to a Toronto-based developer interested in purchasing a franchise and moving it to Canada's largest city.
The founders of 12th Man Thunder are asking Buffalo-area bars to ban Bon Jovi's music from being played by DJs, live bands or juke boxes. They say so far 28 businesses have established "Bon Jovi Free Zones."
The group says more than 3,500 people have signed its online petition supporting efforts to keep the Bills in western New York.