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Good Morning, Buffalo: Pancho Billa's family reacts to Josh Allen in his 'Pancho's Army' jacket

Good Morning, Buffalo: Pancho Billa's family reacts to Josh Allen in his 'Pancho's Army' jacket

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Jan. 5, 2021

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Ezra Castro, in full Pancho Billa regalia, with the then-rookie Josh Allen at Buffalo Bills training camp, 2018.

Pancho Billa's family reacts to Josh Allen in his 'Pancho's Army' jacket

Veronica Borjon is still mourning the death of her longtime companion, Ezra Castro, the legendary Bills fan known as Pancho Billa.

So she said there is one way to describe her response when Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen wore a jacket honoring Castro to Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Borjon saw the images and wept, "feeling every single emotion there is."

The News’ Sean Kirst writes that Borjon heard about the jacket Sunday morning after she received a text message from a Bills fan in Atlanta urging her to check the Bills Twitter feed. She paused from helping her two young kids as they prepared to watch what turned into a 56-26 cruise for the Bills past the division rival Miami Dolphins. Borjon glanced at Twitter. There was Allen, wearing a military-style jacket that proclaims “Pancho’s Army.”

It was impossible, seeing the Bills at full speed, for Borjon not to think what it would have meant to Castro.


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