Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
23 moving companies in San Diego have said they will refuse to move the Chargers to LA (H/T @DerekNBCSD) https://t.co/TxI4x8eTkR2017-1-17 17:33:28
Before worrying about switching stadiums, the team must ship office equipment to its new headquarters. San Diego moving companies, however, want no part of the transport.
According to NBC San Diego's Derek Togerson, HireAHelper's head of sales and marketing, Ryan Charles, started the trend.
"We were just sitting there thinking about the physical move of the Chargers," Charles said. "We were thinking we would not want to be a part of that, having been born and raised here and being a lifelong Chargers fan."
After rejecting the Chargers' job request, Charles asked other moving companies to join his protest, which he described as their "last line of defense."
"The feedback was immediately positive," Charles said. "I got chuckles, people were laughing, there were guys saying 'I wouldn't move them for X amount of dollars.'"
Per Togerson, they all turned down a payday potentially north of $100,000. Someone will eventually favor business over loyalty to a football franchise, but the foregone earnings demonstrate just how much the Chargers meant to San Diego.