He’s 22 years old and “JETS, JETS, JETS, JETS!” He is sweet to anyone in East Rutherford or anywhere outside the pond, in London and at the base of Ireland.
His name is Sebastian Randazzo, and he is the founder of the “UK and Ireland Jets Fans” group in 2014, awaiting the arrival of his favorite team in the days before the Jets-Falcons on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Randazzo will fly from Ireland to London on Saturday.
“I was a Jets fan after my grandmother visited New York when I was young and brought back Jets football,” Randa wrote in an email. “I felt a connection to the team that followed it, and the rest is history.”
He estimates that there are over 7,000 followers, predominantly men, and 18-30 year olds on various social media platforms. All social media handles of the group: @UKNYJets.
“I would say the divide between UK and Ireland fans is 90% UK, 10% Irish,” Randazzo wrote.
He has been a Jets fan for the past decade, which qualifies him to be disgusted about being one of the many longtime Jets fans around the world.
“Tough, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Randazzo wrote. It’s funny because we are often asked why we stick with jets, considering we are in the UK or Ireland. You can never replace your favorite football team. ‘ ”
Their group, although many of them are in the game, is determined to try to make it as much as possible MetLife Stadium.
“Our goal is to make it feel like a Jets home game,” Ronda Zoo wrote.
It means “JETS, JETS, JETS, JETS!” Emerging from the stands.
“You are the best chant in football. Hopefully you will hear us singing out loud on Sunday!”
Like many Jets fans here, Ganda over Ronda zoochack Wilson.
“Very exciting!” He wrote. “I admit that I was not convinced by going from here [Sam] Darnold, but it’s hard not to get thrilled by Wilson, and despite his early struggles he certainly won me over. Hopefully, this time, we’ve got the right person. “
“I liked Darnold – he was a humble man and obviously talented. I think he was let down by the franchise from GM to HC and I wish him all the success in Carolina (as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of the Jets). [Adam] Gas, on the other hand, I was famously told when the news was released that I was interviewing with the Jets, which was just diligent. … How much wrong did I do ?! He was the wrong choice since day 1 and should never be seen near the professional football field.
Randazzo is already convinced that new head coach Robert Saleh is no ordinary Blake.
“How can you not love a coach?” He wrote. “The energy he brings is infectious! It certainly feels like the new culture surrounding the Jets, and I believe it’s derived from Saleh – it’s really encouraging to see him give young guns a shot. Hopefully he can prove to be a good HC.
Randazo also approached group member Kingsley Newman, who defended the sentiment, echoing his praise for Saleh.
“Gas was awful. Considering all the other talent available, it shouldn’t have been hired in the first place,” Newman wrote via email. “I hope for Sam, but I don’t think he got a good crack at the whip as the starting QB with the Jets. The poor O-line blocked his progress and traded him to make room for Wilson.
Saleh is anti-gas. “His energy is infectious, and it’s great to have a coach with a little charisma and passion!” Newman wrote.
Newman hopes General Manager Joe Douglas Wilson will continue to look for defenders.
“He was very excited about him as a player. His pro day was phenomenal, but my concern is that our offensive line will slow his progress in this league and end up like Darnold’s,” Newman wrote.
Newman, 30, has been a Jets fan for 12 years.
“It’s quite a few asons of depression, actually [Adam] The gas was brought back and the whole 2nd lasted was sad, “Newman wrote.” [Trevor]”Lawrence was one thing, but very happy to have chosen Wilson and got 2 wins last year. Hopefully no more!”
Randazo especially likes Quinnen Williams.
“Absolute Beast,” he wrote. “He’s not just an incredibly influential player who is getting better and better. He is a little inspiration to people like me. Like Quinnen, I lost my mother to cancer in her teenage years and seeing her resilience and success is definitely inspiring.
Former Jets center Nick Mangold is a longtime favorite. “A great former player and great guy,” Randazzo wrote. “He’s always shown us fans in the UK and he’s a Tottenham Hotspur fan just like me.”
Randazzo participated in the Jets ’27-14 win over the Dolphins at the 2015 Wembley Stadium.
“It was an unrealistic experience for me personally to be my first Jets game,” he wrote. “Besides, it’s always great to see we beat the Finns.”
He watches his team through a Sky Sports broadcast or an NFL game pass.
“Late night may be a struggle with some finish at around 4 pm but being a fan I’m proud to say I’ve never missed a game,” Randazzo said.
He was unable to meet Woody Johnson when he was serving as ambassador to the United Kingdom under a former US president.
“Unfortunately, we asked him if he would like to invite us for a cup of tea, but I think he must have missed the invitation in the post,” Randazzo wrote.
Newman was also in the Jets-Dolphins game at Wembley.
“Some great memories and photos I took while the players were warm,” he wrote. “I found out when they arrived in London and went to the airport for autographs – unfortunately their flight arrived early so I missed them.