Fans protest Dean Spanos at Chargers’ home opener
One thing has been clear in the buildup to the Chargers’ first game in Los Angeles — there’s a lot of animosity toward owner Dean Spanos.
There were multiple instances of protest against the controversial owner, who engineered the team’s move from San Diego to Los Angeles.
There were the people who managed to get anti-Spanos signs into the StubHub Center and display them with pride, drawing a lot of attention from like-minded fans.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) September 17, 2017
Even more prominent was the plane that flew over StubHub Center about two hours prior to kickoff, raising the question of whether Spanos is the worst owner in sports.
Flying overhead here at StubHub: pic.twitter.com/2UfWPhbvjx
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) September 17, 2017
Spanos said repeatedly that he wanted to stay in San Diego, but many fans saw that as lip service to disguise his real motives. The antipathy remains, arguably stronger than ever.