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Chargers fans create giant cutout of Eli Manning as a woman

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It has been nearly 10 years since Eli Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers and basically forced the team to trade him to the New York Giants. A decade is not nearly enough time to make fans forget, as we saw on Sunday when Chargers fans created a hilarious cardboard cutout that depicted Manning as a woman.

Last week, Manning said he could not remember why he was opposed to playing in San Diego and complimented the city. Not surprisingly, that didn’t make the fans hate the two-time Super Bowl champion any less. Here’s a more terrifying angle of Eli Manning the pretty blonde:

Sports Grid’s Rick Chandler thinks the cutout was made to look like Marilyn Monroe. I can see that. The mole certainly completes the signature look.

Photo via @cjzero

Keenan Allen wore an Oakland Raiders hat, and Chargers fans were angry

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Keenan Allen learned the hard way that it’s a bad idea to offend your fanbase by wearing the hat of a rival team.

Allen, a North Carolina native, played his college ball at Cal and was drafted in the third round by the San Diego Chargers last month. The wide receiver shared a video on Vine of himself eating at In-N-Out burger, but he was wearing an Oakland Raiders hat in the video. Predictably, that didn’t go over well with Chargers fans, who immediately got on his case.

Allen deleted the Vine video and apologized on Twitter:

Rookie move, Allen. Though, he can always claim he was just taking his lead from Tom Brady.

Photo via Dave Palet
H/T The Big Lead

Fire Norv Turner trends nationally on Twitter after Chargers loss

The San Diego Chargers dropped to a game under .500 after losing to the Cleveland Browns 7-6 on the road Sunday, and many fans are not happy with the team.

Minutes after the Chargers lost, the hashtag “#FireNorv” was trending nationally on Twitter. The names of football players, coaches, and teams frequently trend during NFL Sundays, but it likely took thousands of tweets with the “FireNorv” hashtag to get the term trending.

Norv Turner is in his sixth season as head coach of the Chargers, and many have felt for years that the team has underachieved during his tenure. The Chargers went 9-7 two years ago, 8-8 a season ago, and are now 3-4. They haven’t made the postseason since 2009, and the calls for Turner to lose his job have been going on longer than that.

San Diego blew a 24-0 lead against the Denver Broncos on “Monday Night Football” and had the bye week to prepare for their Week 8 game in Cleveland. They only managed six points against a team that had been 1-6 entering the game and ranked 23rd in points allowed. The poor performance was inexcusable, and it’s quite understandable why Chargers fans would have been fed up with the team after Sunday’s loss.

We’ve felt that Norv Turner never should have been hired by San Diego in the first place, and therefore that he should have been canned years ago. Hopefully Chargers ownership will realize that and can Turner — and possibly GM A.J. Smith — before much longer.