The Chargers made the short move up the coast from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2017, but they aren’t planning on a massive relocation out of the country.
Owner Dean Spanos issued a profane denial to a report in The Athletic that he’d consider moving the team to London, which has hosted regular-season games — including four this year — since 2007.
Spanos was quoted in the initial article as saying the Chargers are “fully committed and focused” to Los Angeles, but his subsequent reaction was stronger and far more colorful.
“It’s total f–king bullsh-t, ok? We’re not going to London,” Spanos said Monday. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re playing in Los Angeles. This is our home. This is where I’m planning to be for a long f–king time. Period.”
The Chargers rank last in league attendance through five home games this season, according to ESPN, but the NFL in a statement said, “there is no substance whatsoever to the report,” and “no consideration has been given to the Chargers playing anywhere other than Los Angeles at the new stadium in Hollywood Park next season and beyond.”
The Chargers’ official Twitter account punctuated Spanos’ quotes by posting a video clip of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s expletive-filled “I’m not leaving!” soliloquy from “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
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