‘Our hearts are with them;’ Bengals, Bills fans react after Damar Hamlin injury

Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills fans have united in their concerns for Bills safety Damar Hamlin after he collapsed on field Monday night.

Bengals fans like Kevin Hall and Jenny Gailey said Hamlin and his family are in their thoughts and prayers after the scary incident Monday night.

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“It’s super sad. Our hearts are with them—the team, with him his family,” Gailey said.

Tuesday morning, Bills fans came to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to show support for Hamlin. He was taken to that hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest after a hit in the first quarter of Monday’s game.

“I had to do that. I couldn’t drive home six and a half hours without saying my condolences and my prayers,” Andrew Irlbacher, a Bills fan, said.

Irlbacher told News Center 7 that the incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of the sport he and so many others love so much.

“You never know,” he said. “A game that everyone loves to watch and then something like this happens and it wakes everybody up.”

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Other Bills fans, like Cody Nowaczewski and Colaon Skorka, said they felt they had to stop by before heading back to New York. The two left a Bills flag at a growing show of support outside of UC Medical Center.

“Its bigger than a game and that’s what we all realized last night,” they said.

Fans and community members alike also came together for a prayer service in Cincinnati on Tuesday.