Disgruntled Bengals fans raise money for billboard: 'Fire Marvin'

Disgruntled Bengals fans raise money for billboard: 'Fire Marvin'
The Bengals have acquired Cordy Glenn from the Bills in exchange for the two teams swapping first-round picks. (Flikr/Navin75)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Bengals fans are so fed up with the team failing to excel amid yet another dismal season, they're raising money for a billboard make sure owner Mike Brown gets the message.

"The fans of Cincinnati have had enough with these Marvin Lewis "led" Bengals," reads the message from "Disgruntled Fan" who launched "Bengals Billboard on Pete Rose Way" Go Fund Me page.

"We need to send a message to Mike Brown that this is unacceptable and hit him where it hurts most -- his wallet. Please consider donating for a billboard ad on Pete Rose Way to send this message. The ad will run from 12/4 to 12/31."

So far, 18 people have donated $400 toward the $1,380 goal.

"Disgruntled Fan" urges other upset sports fans to vote on the message board Reddit what the billboard will say.

Suggestions include "Fire Marvin" and "Dear Paul Brown Cincinnati Deserves Better #Cleanhouse #MakePBSGreat."

This isn't the first time upset Bengals fans took out billboards to express discontent.

Fans rented space on four billboards in 2008 to urge the team to make management changes. According to media reports at the time, one read "Dear Bengals, Hire a general manager. Love, Your Fans."

The latest billboard campaign comes after the team fell 23-7 Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green was ejected for fighting with 10 seconds left in the first half.

So far this season, the Bengals have lost five out of eight games.

The team has never won a Super Bowl and hasn't won a playoff game in 27 years.

They face the Tennessee Titans Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

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