Front Door of Chargers Park Egged After Reports of Relocation to LA

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2017
Michael Gehlken @GehlkenNFL

How's San Diego taking news of imminent relocation? Front door of Chargers Park egged tonight. San Diego police monitoring facility now. https://t.co/t0gYwfpauF

As Adam Schefter of ESPN and Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday night, the San Diego Chargers are expected to officially announce plans to relocate to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Despite their ups and downs, the Chargers have belonged to San Diego since 1961. They have yet to win a Super Bowl, but they captured the 1963 AFL title and appeared in Super Bowl XXIX.

Not all fans are handling the potential move well. After news broke of the team's anticipated announcement, a man egged the front door of Chargers Park.

This wasn't the work of a shrewd criminal. Omari Fleming of NBC San Diego passed along video of the man vandalizing the team's headquarters. The man also recorded his own misdeed with one hand as he nonchalantly tossed eggs with the other.

Omari Fleming @OmariNBCSD

Hurt is real for Chargers fans. Man egging Chargers HQ after news they'll announce move to LA Thursday @nbcsandiego #NBC7 https://t.co/ZYuA3FRWaF

According to a report from NBC's Early Today, via Mediaite's Joe DePaolo, the man identified himself as Dan Wellington, a "lifelong Chargers fan" who said the relocation felt like "a total kick in the stomach."

Wellington broadcast the egging on Periscope with a profane title (warning: video also contains profanity). He did not express any concern for the potential consequences in his only tweet without foul language.

TheSharter.com @sonsofArkham23

I don't mind taking one for the team. #stayinSD