Twitter Erupts After Chargers Chairman Announce His Plans

Chargers set to move to Los Angeles. 

Twitter Erupts After Chargers Chairman Announce His Plans
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Americal Football team 'The San Diego Chargers' announced last night that they would be moving to Los Angeles next year, following a long battle over stadium issues between the Chargers and the city of San Diego. The Chargers always had the option of being able to join the Rams in their new facility in LA –set to be open in a couple of years, and it looks like this is now going to happen.

The team has been based in San Diego since 1961 and, although the move might make financial sense for the owner Dean Spanos, it doesn't seem like anyone else wants this to happen - especially the team's fans! 

San Diego Chargers.

San Diego Chargers.

Following the announcement, legions of fans took to Twitter to make their feelings known.

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@SI_LeeJenkins. 

@SI_LeeJenkins. 
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Many blamed the team's owner, Dean Spanos for the move. 

@ESPNMichele. 

@ESPNMichele. 
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One fan suggested that they should remain loyal to their city and find other ways of funding. 

@JimTrotter_NFL. 

@JimTrotter_NFL. 
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Many others struggled to take the news in whereas Chargers great Dan Fouts apparently didn't believe the news and neither did San Diego anchorman, Ron Burgundy. 

Chargers Twitter feed.

Chargers Twitter feed.
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And what about the team themselves? Well, above is their Twitter feed of last night... 

New Twitter profile.

New Twitter profile.
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And this was their Twitter feed this morning… the swift name and logo change accompanied by a letter from Dean Spanos explaining the move.

@MayorBurnsy.

@MayorBurnsy.
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This added, even more, fuel to the fire, with their choice of new logo causing widespread derision. 

@PeteBlackburn. 

@PeteBlackburn. 
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@PeteBlackburn compared it to Harry Potter's lightening scar! 

@TBLightening. 

@TBLightening. 
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While fellow team Tampa Bay Lightening had to clear up any confusion. 

@ETD51.

@ETD51.
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The logo was branded amateurish by @ETD51.

Let's hope the dust soon settles for the team and their fans! 

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