WATCH Pancho Billa’s Son Lead Bills Mafia Chant
Buffalo Bills Mafia superfan, Pancho Billa didn't live long enough to see his team make the AFC Championships.
But on Sunday, his son was there to carry on his legacy -- leading a crowd of Bills fans in a cheer.
Gino Castro, the 8-year-old son of the late Ezra Castro, brought his dad's same energy as the next-generation Panchito Billa.
Wearing the mask his father made famous, Gino seemed to possess the same ability to rally fans together.
If you're unfamiliar with Ezro Castro's origin story as "Pancho Billa," Sean Kirst writes in the Buffalo News:
"There is the ongoing phenomenon of the Pancho story, the way a little kid in the 1980s in El Paso – challenged by his dad to choose a favorite team – looked around the NFL and picked the Bills, because their colors most closely matched the Mexican flag.
Castro was also a giant fan of the luchadores, or Mexican professional wrestlers. The Pancho Billa persona began when Castro bought a Bills luchadore mask at a "swap meet" near El Paso. He wrangled a better price from the dealer, arguing no one was in line in Texas to purchase Bills gear."
While he never lived in Buffalo, Castro was a familiar face to all Bills fans. The Transit Drive-In recently made a donation of over $9,000 to The Teacher's Desk in Castro's name, a charity that provides school supplies to children in need.