The Bills Mafia Presence is Strong in the United Kingdom
We all know about the Bills Mafia here in Western New York. But its reach extends far beyond the borders of the United States.
From its humble origins as part of a tweet in 2010, #BillsMafia has exploded to the point that it has become the team's official hashtag. Bills drought legend Stevie Johnson suggested the @BillsMafia Twitter handle, and Del Reid obliged...the rest as they say is Western New York History.
In the decade-plus since #BillsMafia became a thing, we've been able to see the growth of the Bills fanbase globally, thanks to social media. Bills Backer Bars in Kansas City, Bills Mafia chapters in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom.
It's been 8 seasons since the Bills last played in the UK. And when they did, we could see that our neighbors from across the pond had an affinity for the Bills.
Sure, a bunch of us Yanks made the trip to see the game, but the Bills fanbase in the UK itself is incredibly strong.
How strong you ask? Well, NFL UK just released their official list for the best-selling jerseys over the last year in England. Sure, that annoying guy who tormented us for the better part of the last two decades is at the top...but look who slid into the number 4 spot on the list.
Our very own QB1, Josh Allen, flexes the Bills Mafia strength in the UK slotting in just behind Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Russel Wilson. Allen already held the #3 spot in the United States list for the last year of jersey sales.
Of the top 10 best-selling jerseys in the UK, the most surprising is one from a player that has yet to suit up for his first NFL game. New York Giants rookie first-round pick (#5 overall in the 2022 NFL draft) checked in at the #9 spot.