30-Year Buffalo Bills Stadium Worker Throws Down Shirt And Hat, Quits After Bills Kneel

Erich Nikischer quit his stadium job after the Buffalo Bills protested the National Anthem.

Erich Nikischer quit his stadium job after the Buffalo Bills protested the National Anthem.

Buffalo Bills Stadium Worker Quits

Orchard Park, NY – A court officer who works part-time at a stadium job at New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills, quit in protest on Sunday, September 24.

Erich Nikischer threw down his Bills cap after the game, and walked out, after being employed there for 30 years, according to WGRZ. Nikischer told Channel 2, “I waited until the National Anthem ended, I took off my shirt, threw my Bills hat on the ground, walked out.”

He said that his problem is not with players protesting before the national anthem, but when the kneeling continued into the actual song.

Nikischer said, “During the National Anthem…the song that is about our country, our veterans that fight and die for us, it’s just something I feel you shouldn’t disrespect that way.  I believe people have the right to protest; I just don’t believe that’s the proper venue for it.”

He said, “I was [finally] pushed to my limit today and had to quit.  I [cannot] work in a place where [multimillionaires] cry that they are oppressed”, according to the New York Post.

Although he quit that job, Nikischer has another steady job.  He is a court officer for the New York State Courts, and works as a court officer in Buffalo.  He has been a court officer since 2007.

In a Facebook post, Nikischer wrote about why he quit his stadium job.  That post has since been removed, but not before it was shared over 47,000 times.

He doesn’t seem to be alone in how he feels, as numerous fans, players, players’ family members, and others have expressed their anger over disrespect to the flag and the United States during Sunday’s NFL games.

Many players either kneeled, stood with arms linked, or remained in the tunnel or locker room during the national anthem, all in response to President Trump’s remarks about players who kneel should be fired.

Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer also felt the same way, according to his fiance Rachel Bush.  She said they decided together that he wasn’t participating in an on-field protest.

Bush said, “I feel like there’s a certain time or place where you should make a stand for something, and we both agree that it’s not in your work force, your work field.  So yeah, I agree there’s something that should be done, but we both mutually don’t agree that it should be done during their work…during their football season.”

Nikischer said that it was a difficult decision, and that he would miss his co-workers.  He said, “I will never step foot in the that place again, I will never watch an NFL football game again until this ends.”

There has not been a response from the Buffalo Bills to Nikischer’s resignation.

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  • ProUSAProGOD

    Good for him to do it and to do it so publicly!

  • bannedbymotherjones✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    Erich Nikischer is the man. While I do believe that the NFL players, coaches, and owners have a right to protest so, too, do the rest of us. Erich Nikischer did so very publicly and in a no-nonsense way.

  • Highest common denominator

    Eventually racist white people will realize that this protest doesn’t give a fuck about when or where you think it should be done.

    • Belinda R Jaquin-Greschner

      And racist blacks will eventually realize that these overpaid entertainers will soon be in line to pick up their EBT benefits with the rest. It is those “racist white people” who pay their salaries, buy their merchandise, and go to their games. BOOM “racist white people” win again

      • Highest common denominator

        And they will keep going. Do you really think there are enough people to end the NFL? There is way too much money in this system for it to stop because a few people get butthurt about a protest.

        However, this is doing exactly what it was aimed to do. Upset the establishment. Stay mad.

    • Who is John Galt?

      This protest is meaningless without a white audience. Without white working class money this protest would be just 3 of the fellas beefing about it on a stoop somewhere. And even that argument is based on the hoax of black victimization. Here are some crime statistics collected by none other than Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d97f628044c3ab962169bf4ae60fa80d520a357bb306d558939d09f2a22e6069.png
      Facts don’t care about your feelings.

      • Highest common denominator

        Facts are this is more than 3 guys on a stoop. You can keep wishing it was something else, but it’s not.

    • gunslinger97

      This protest needs to be careful.

      • Highest common denominator

        The protest is getting all the attention it needs, mostly from those same racist white people.

  • Highest common denominator

    They’re not protesting because they’re oppressed. They do it for those with no voice, clown

  • Highest common denominator

    say it as many ways as you want, but you know they won’t lose their jobs. Not sure if you’ve been watching, but the movement is spreading, and owners are just going to have to go along with the program. They don’t have a choice but to go along when their choices are making money and NOT making money.

    even with the NFL’s ratings dropping, it is still by far the most watched sport in the US. Followed remotely by the NBA. Whose patience do you think will run out first? Those that are annoyed at the kneeling but have been watching football all their lives to the point it’s what they look forward to in the fall? Or kneelers who feel a cause is bigger than themselves?

  • Highest common denominator

    I don’t watch either, but to honestly think the NFL has a chance of going out of business shows you don’t understand the system. A system that starts building future athletes from childhood and has some of the richest motherfuckers in the country supporting the continuation of the machine.

    The owners have no choice but to comply with the protests. For the people still watching, and there are plenty, they will want to see quality games. Players aren’t beholden to the owners… Owners are beholden to the players.

    Viewers matter, but players matter more to owners. And the VAST majority of viewers don’t care one way or another who is protesting if they are watching their team play. Don’t let your media of choice trick you into thinking that enough people aren’t watching to shut the NFL down. That, at least at this point, couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Highest common denominator

    if major American sports were that disposable, they would have been done after their respective strikes. they weren’t, and they all came back stronger than ever the following year because most fans of the sport won’t ever let it go.

    the owners bent to the will of the players in all cases of the strikes if i recall correctly. why do you think this time will be different?

  • Highest common denominator

    Misguided patriotism. Cheering the wrongful flying of the flag while also chastising those who express their own ability to choose.