Was Trump Behind 2014 Effort to Foil Jon Bon Jovi's NFL Bid
publish date: 2017-11-06
Was Donald Trump the secret force behind the seemingly grassroots 2014 campaign to block Jon Bon Jovi from buying the Buffalo Bills?
That’s what those involved are saying now, three years after the billionaire and the rocker were competing to buy the Bills. At the heart of the effort was the creation of a fan group called 12th Man Thunder that pushed to keep the team in Buffalo and exploited already rampant speculation Bon Jovi planned to move the franchise to Canada.
Among the group’s antics in the spring of 2014 were the collection of thousands of petition signatures and distribution of “Bon Jovi Free Zone” posters calling for a boycott of his music in bars, shops, and on radio stations. All of it received widespread media coverage, including from The Associated Press.