Cincinnati fan dresses statues in Nashville in Bengals attire

NASHVILLE — Cincinnati Bengals fan Ernie Mills decided to show some team spirit Thursday morning, dressing many statues around Nashville in Bengals gear.

Some of the statues clad in black and orange include the statue of Elvis Presley and the statues of Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe outside the historic Ryman Auditorium.

“I have great respect for the statues surrounding the Ryman and in the Nashville area,” Mills said via Facebook. “I was just trying to have fun before the game.”

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“I was actually in town to see a show at the Ryman that night… My hometown football team happened to be coming a few days later,” he said.

the The Bengals take on the Titans this Saturday at Nissan Stadium in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Loretta Lynn's statue outside the Ryman Auditorium decorated with Cincinnati Bengals gear.

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The Bengals beat the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19 in the wild card round last Saturday to qualify.

The Titans are the No. 1 seed in the AFC and therefore had a bye week in the first round.

Gabe Hauari is a digital producer for the USA Today Network. You can follow him on Twitter @GabeHauari.