The Chargers made their move to Los Angeles official on Thursday morning, with owner Dean Spanos penning a letter to fans on the team’s website.
“San Diego has been our home for 56 years. It will always be part of our identity and, my family and I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the support and passion our fans have shared with us over the years,” Spanos wrote. “But, today we turn the page and begin an exciting new era as the Los Angeles Chargers.”
And with that turning of the page comes a new logo, which the NFL officially unveiled on its Twitter account shortly after the official announcement.
— NFL (@NFL) January 12, 2017
You might notice that it looks similar to the LA Dodgers logo. Very similar.
Twitter noticed too:
The LA Chargers logo looks like some just peeped the Dodgers logo, clicked 'italicize' and turned it in. I'm sick pic.twitter.com/TzZoSSY4W1
— Kofie (@KofieYeboah) January 12, 2017
The Chargers new logo looks like the Dodgers logo but on a really intense energy drink and if the team's name was the Chargerz. pic.twitter.com/mV5FDaOZBn
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 12, 2017
#Chargers Intern 1: Let's get lunch.
— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) January 12, 2017
— Bradley Ross (@BradleyARoss) January 12, 2017
— yup nope (@SamtheAnswer) January 12, 2017
— KO (@reallifekayson) January 12, 2017
— Mikey Malia (@Malia_Mikey) January 12, 2017
— Nate Gilbert (@NateGilbert) January 12, 2017
— Warm Gatorade (@HunkD25) January 12, 2017
— Darren Carr (@DCarr75) January 12, 2017
— Eric Mitchell (@EricLMitchell) January 12, 2017
— Miriam (@mellifluousbird) January 12, 2017
I think at some point I sketched the Chargers new logo in middle school just outta practicing fonts. I want my cut.
— SpacemanCraigg (@AmonRaw_) January 12, 2017
Even other teams couldn’t resist taking shots. Check out this Tweet from the NHL’s Dallas Stars to the Dallas Cowboys.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) January 12, 2017
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