Hughes hoping the country can unify, even ahead of big game

Jerry Hughes Jerry Hughes

Updated: January 13, 2021 11:17 PM
Created: January 13, 2021 10:35 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Saturday is the most important game for the Buffalo Bills in 25 years, but instead of focusing completely on football, part of the conversation Wednesday switched to social issues.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, and that celebration, combined with the insurrection at the Capitol last week, struck a chord with the longest-tenured player on the Bills roster.

Wednesday defensive end Jerry Hughes said that he would like to see the actions of the past year pave the way for a more understanding America.

"Politics is a lot like sports, we cheer for a side and at the end of the day we shake hands, come together and move forward," Hughes said. "So hopefully we can do that and focus on what our country is truly about, just everybody loving and respecting one another and none of this pointing fingers, let's get back to having fun, let's get back to the America that I grew up in."

News10NBC is running a special at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ahead of the Bills game.

There will also be a pregame show on Saturday that will air right before Football Night in America.

Then you can stick with News10NBC when the game kicks off at 8:15.

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