Bills Mafia donates to Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity after injury in playoff game
Fans of the Buffalo Bills are known for their unorthodox celebrations, but they proved they are more than just fans who jump through burning tables on Saturday night. After the Bills defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round, fans in Buffalo donated to Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity following his late-game injury.
On the final play of the third quarter, the Ravens were at their own 25-yard line when Matt Skura delivered a disastrous snap over Jackson’s head. The reigning NFL MVP would recover the ball and attempt to throw away the ball as he got driven into the ground, causing his head to hit the turf.
While Baltimore was penalized for intentional grounding, Jackson would be taken to the locker room, where he was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game with a head injury. Following Buffalo’s victory and unfortunate injury to Jackson, fans of the Bills would begin pouring in donations to Jackson’s charity.
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The charity, “Blessings in a Backpack” was created in Louisville, Kentucky, which is where Jackson played football in college. The purpose of the charity is to help kids that have struggled to find meals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the Bills heading to the AFC Championship, fans of the franchise will be experiencing something they haven’t experienced since the 1993 season. But even when Buffalo handled their business against Baltimore, they took the time to commit an act of kindness to express their support for Jackson as he unfortunately left the game with an injury. Let’s see if it brings them enough cosmic karma for some more on-field success.